Re: Hide your OpenRPG Server's IP
There is also a negaive side to doing this:
Your Computers's IP is suddenly availible for every Searchbot and the newest Internet-Worms. It's a very limited threat if you use a router and forwarding or Linux, but if it is the external IP of your Windows you better add a firewall yetserday.
Anyway, if you have a http-server (for the maps/miniatures), you should not foget to place a robots-text so that the google-bot don't runs across your miniture-collection/what ever else is there. If you forget that it's a little loss of bandwidth in the best chase and getting sued for making copyrighted material accessible in a (however unlikely) worst chase.
I had to think about this for some time ... because it is the internet and I wanted to watch my IP aggregate through the search engine. The fact is, your statement is entirely false at 'suddenly'.
Look for your IP here: http://www.botsvsbrowsers.com/
I bet you will find it. I also would not worry about the google-bot so much either. Servers operate on a different port to CherryPy and it's CherryPy that opens a folder to the web as a web host would. Also ... CherryPy can be short lived.