An IP address was a series of numbers that identified a computer or other networked device using the internet.
During Day 1, Ira Gaines had a list of remote IP addresses associated with the network devices used by his operatives in the field, including Jamey Farrell. He used this network to communicate with them securely. ("Day 1: 7:00am-8:00am")
When Stephen Saunders was escaping from CTU on Day 3, he had Tony Almeida open up a socket to IP address 2188.8.131.52, where a video feed of Michelle Dessler being threatened was displayed. ("Day 3: 8:00am-9:00am")
On the morning of Day 5, Jack Bauer broke into Wayne Palmer's penthouse at 34012 Wilshire Boulevard and accessed his computer. He found an encrypted file belonging to David Palmer and gave Chloe O'Brian the machine's IP address so she could upload decryption software. ("Day 5: 8:00am-9:00am")
During Day 9, Jack Bauer broke into the United States Embassy in London and got a Flight key from Chris Tanner. In order to exfiltrate the data, he opened a T-Net session on the command line of a terminal while Chloe gave him a secure IP address to upload the data to. However, it took longer than expected. Later, the CIA tracked Margot Al-Harazi through an IP address from a video she sent, however it was a decoy leading them to the wrong location. ("Day 9: 2:00pm-3:00pm", "3:00pm-4:00pm")
Background information and notes Edit
- Valid IP addresses are 32-bit numbers, so must have all 4 of their octets between 0 and 255. Most of the IP addresses given on the show are invalid.