I live in the Middle East. I tried to log in to my Discord account using a browser called Puffin Browser on my iphone. It said to check my email to verify. 30 seconds later, I got an email that said an attempted login was from California, and it showed a different IP address than mine. How is this possible? It’s obvious this attempt login is me, but how can the IP address change like that? Any reasons why?


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From the puffin browser FAQ

Puffin uses our servers in USA / Singapore to improve the user experience. The side effect is that the websites receive Puffin's servers IP rather than yours. Although Puffin passes your IP to websites via X-Forwarded-For, some websites don't support this standard.

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    This means all traffic goes to the US then on to where it is destined - so if you are attempting to access a middle east server - the traffic goes a long way around
    – Ross
    Jun 10, 2018 at 4:42
  • Usually the do it for better compression, that is, faster downloads ("user experience").
    – Sulthan
    Jun 10, 2018 at 17:20

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