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Subject: Site visitors
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: david_j_kaplan-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 11 Nov 2002 01:50 PST
Expires: 11 Dec 2002 01:50 PST
Question ID: 105104
I recently opened a site in order to make some software available
under a free license.  I rented and placed a CQ Counter on that site. 

It worked as advertised.  Here is an example of some of the
information it has collected from visitors:

Time                       IP addr                         OS         
11/4/02 13:19        Windows NT            
Netscape 4
11/4/02 13:25        SunOS                      
Netscape 6
11/4/02 15:57  MacOS                      MSIE
11/4/02 16:52     Windows 2000 / XP  MSIE 5
11/5/02 13:20        Windows NT            MSIE 5
11/5/02 14:16      MacOS                    
Netscape 4
11/5/02 14:45      Windows 2000 / XP        MSIE 6
11/6/02 8:14      Windows 2000 / XP        Opera
11/6/02 16:48          Windows ME        MSIE 5
11/7/02 1:37      Windows 98        MSIE 5
11/7/02 21:49      Windows 2000 / XP       
Netscape 7
11/8/02 15:58       Windows 2000 / XP       
Netscape 4
11/9/02 7:45       Windows ME        MSIE 5

I want to know is what organizations are visiting the site?   How do I
find out?

Request for Question Clarification by leep-ga on 11 Nov 2002 02:04 PST
Greetings david_j_kaplan!

Are you looking at that data online or elsewhere?  It looks like you
are looking at a listing of the Last 20 people that visited your site.

If you click on the "Referral" section in your online stats/reports,
it will show you organization information for past visitors, as shown
on this sample CQ Counter page:,referrer,,,,abooks

Or were you interested in finding out the organization/name for one of
the specific IP addresses you listed below (i.e.


Request for Question Clarification by leep-ga on 11 Nov 2002 02:17 PST
I apologize.  I thought that page listed out a summary of which
domains hit your site.  It appears it is just a listing of referrals.

It looks like you might need to use a network tool such as nslookup to
find out the alpha versions of the IP numbers you are interested in. 
One such site that will allow you to do this:
Subject: Re: Site visitors
Answered By: till-ga on 11 Nov 2002 05:00 PST
It will not be possible to find out what organizations are visiting
your site.
To understand this problem you got to know some details about the
conception of IP addresses.
There are two ways IP addresses are assigned:
dynamic IP addresses

Usually when using a dial-up connection like AOL or MSN or similar the
surfer visiting you website getīs a new IP addressee every time he
dials up (and if they use proxy-servers even during one
dial-up-session). What the counter "sees" then is the IP address given
to the surfer by his internet-provider. So you will NOT be able to
find out what organization the surfer came from.

static IP addresses.
Rather often companies or other institutions (e.g. Universities)have
their own web-servers which do not require dial-up connections. These
servers have static IP addresses. You can identify theses surfers very
easily as they always leave the same IP in the logfiles of your

To find out whoīs behind a specific IP address is simple. All you need
is a trace or whois tool which are available on- and offline. I use a
little but still powerful freeware tool called dbzNetBuddy which is
available for download at
in a windows nt/2000 version.

To give you an example what this software does I did a "whois" search
with the last IP address listed in your question. Hereīs the output:

"% This is the RIPE Whois server.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% Please visit for more information.

inetnum: -
netname:      LOSAN2-CZ
descr:        Losan s.r.o.
country:      CZ
admin-c:      DF4526-RIPE
tech-c:       DF4526-RIPE
status:       ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:       GTSCZ-MNT
changed: 20010613
source:       RIPE

descr:        GTSNET
origin:       AS2819
mnt-by:       GTSCZ-A-MNT
changed: 19990707
changed: 20021018
source:       RIPE

person:       David Fojtik
address:      Losan s.r.o.
address:      Brezenecka 4808
address:      Chomutov
address:      430 01
phone:        +420 396 28639
fax-no:       +420 396 28639
nic-hdl:      DF4526-RIPE
changed: 20010228
source:       RIPE"

I hope that this helps you to understand the concepts of IP addresses
and that you now understand why itīs not as easy as you may have
Helpful hint:
missy-ga answered a similar question some tome ago and gave an
excellent and comprehensive answer.
See at:

Search strategy:
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