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IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2007, 08:20
My recommender and I use the same desktop for net access...Will that be an Issue ?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2007, 08:43
Probably not. The reason I say this is that almost all firms today have one or two external IPs - so it will be very very common (id venture 90% or more) to see accesses to the app from the same IP as your recommendation. I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2007, 10:24
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 14:24
In theory, yes it is logged, but i don't think adcom checks the IP address of every single recommender whenever he/she logs in. I'm pretty sure though they verify the IP address of the actual letter submission, and if it's the same as the application, then yes it's a HUGE red flag.

In my case, one of my recommenders logged into the site in the computer lab of my apartment building because he was paying me a visit and wanted to print out the rec questions before going home. So the IP address for that login will be similar to my laptop, but he obviously submitted when he got home. So yeah, I don't think it's an issue unless you're blatantly doing something wrong. Either way, kroll will call the recommenders anyway once you get in.
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 15:26
My application and recommendations were all submitted from the same network. I know that the network has only 1 outward facing IP address from the proxy we route through. Nobody cared, this is just additional paranoia that applicants stress themselves out with needlessly.
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 15:41
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My application and recommendations were all submitted from the same network. I know that the network has only 1 outward facing IP address from the proxy we route through. Nobody cared, this is just additional paranoia that applicants stress themselves out with needlessly.


Yeah, I think the amount of paranoia over something so trivial is ridiculous. Total waste of energy, rather than focusing on, oh i don't know, ESSAYS.

My friend joked that applicants go through a stage where they think they're a 007 villain, whose every move and thought is being tracked by adcom. I think the OP's IP address concern is one such example. Of course, if you are dumb enough to submit your application and both the recommendations from the same computer, within a space of 15 minutes, then yes, adcom will probably notice that.
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 16:22
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My application and recommendations were all submitted from the same network. I know that the network has only 1 outward facing IP address from the proxy we route through. Nobody cared, this is just additional paranoia that applicants stress themselves out with needlessly.


Yeah, I think the amount of paranoia over something so trivial is ridiculous. Total waste of energy, rather than focusing on, oh i don't know, ESSAYS.

My friend joked that applicants go through a stage where they think they're a 007 villain, whose every move and thought is being tracked by adcom. I think the OP's IP address concern is one such example. Of course, if you are dumb enough to submit your application and both the recommendations from the same computer, within a space of 15 minutes, then yes, adcom will probably notice that.

I don't think you are getting how corporate networks work. You don't need to use the same PC to appear to have the same IP address to an external party (i.e., the adcom). Regardless, I agree that this is another topic people seem to blow out of proportion.
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 18:12
I was worried about this as well. I definitely used my computer at work to take a look at what the questions were.

I might just set my desk on fire after submitting...to erase any possible doubt.
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 18:18
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Either way, kroll will call the recommenders anyway once you get in.


When does this happen ? And are the calls made for every admitted applicant, or is it just a random process ?
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 21:26
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mappleby wrote:
My application and recommendations were all submitted from the same network. I know that the network has only 1 outward facing IP address from the proxy we route through. Nobody cared, this is just additional paranoia that applicants stress themselves out with needlessly.


Yeah, I think the amount of paranoia over something so trivial is ridiculous. Total waste of energy, rather than focusing on, oh i don't know, ESSAYS.

My friend joked that applicants go through a stage where they think they're a 007 villain, whose every move and thought is being tracked by adcom. I think the OP's IP address concern is one such example. Of course, if you are dumb enough to submit your application and both the recommendations from the same computer, within a space of 15 minutes, then yes, adcom will probably notice that.


I did that 15 min thing, as my recommender hadnt submitted till the last day. After he sumbmitted from his work notebook, I logged in from my work notebook to submit the app. I didn't think of its implications till now..
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Re: IP address is logged for application and recommenders? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2012, 11:41
There's no need for adcom to manually verify anything. In today's age, don't you think it would be automatic? For instance, just a note that runs at the top of your application that automatically highlights anything odd. There are companies that already offer this kind of thing... check out the bottom of this: https://technolutions.com/slate/advantage

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