IP hoping involves the use of one IP address for a while, and then switching to another. It’s also known as IP bouncing and it's useful if you want to avoid flags and bans to your favorite content or websites.
It forms an important part of many online services and in this article, we would discuss how IP hopping can help you bounce your IP address.
Real Life Scenario of IP Hopping
IP hopping is used in academia as a defense to prevent data exchange by distributing packets of data to multiple connections. That is one case study but in this article, we would focus more on the change of sets of IP addresses. Go here to read the US patent for IP hopping in data security.
IP hopping is popular in automation and data intelligence. In such a case, the company doing IP hopping sends thousands of connection requests.
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It may seem easy to hop from one IP to another as long as you have a proxy. But that’s not the case in practice. Since the person or company doing IP hopping is likely sending out thousands of requests, a single proxy would never be enough and you would still be banned. So for IP hopping to be successful, you need a large number of proxies to work with. The best types of proxies for IP hopping are residential proxies because they are real IPs and are less likely to be banned. They are undetected by websites as proxies and so you can do more and with greater efficiency.
IP Bouncing Within the Same Country
If a site detects unusual IP activity for the same user or a particular account, it may ban the user and so IP bouncing is also risky. It mostly happens when inexperienced IP bouncers are caught when they forget to clear their cookies before switching to a new IP address. This happens more than you can imagine, and so we advise that you bounce IP addresses in the same country.
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A backconnect node for a particular country would help with this and it works similarly to a proxy network. The difference however is that you can only access specific geo-targeted IP pool allowing bounce IP addresses in a particular location.
You can use rotating software to bounce your IP from the chosen proxy pool with your bot, browser, or any tool you are using for your task.