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I have a VPS and I want to hide IP with cloudflare.

NS: ns1.domain.com

So I created an account and change the nameservers but when I check with ping or whois service, it returns MY ip with the cloudflare nameservers...

NS: iam.ns.cloudflare.com

Should I change something to dns settings ?

I want something like this:

IP: (cloudflare-nginx)
NS: iam.ns.cloudflare.com
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closed as off-topic by Chris S Jan 20 '14 at 23:24

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Assuming you set it up correctly, it will take a little time for it to update. If it doesn't, get with CloudFlare support –  TheCleaner Jan 20 '14 at 22:41
IP: So much facepalm. –  HopelessN00b Jan 20 '14 at 23:05
Why on earth do you want to hide your public IP address? That's silly. –  MDMarra Jan 21 '14 at 0:00

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Your previous IP will be cached for a while (possibly days) before it gets updated.

Also, "hiding" public information is easy to get around by people who know what they're doing.

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+1. CloudFlare is a Content Distribution Network (or CDN), not a privacy service. I'd suggest researching CDNs as a starting point, as explaining what a CDN does is beyond the scope of ServerFault. Edit to Chris: I'd personally stick this as "not understanding the subject" rather than "non-professional" but each to their own :) –  Craig Watson Jan 20 '14 at 22:44
@CraigWatson While I understand CDN's are not designed as a privacy service, could you explain briefly how somebody could obtain your website's IP address when it's located behind the CDN? –  verhogen Jul 24 '14 at 6:41

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