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Q: Transmission Control Protocol number ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Transmission Control Protocol number
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: harlote-ga
List Price: $2.63
Posted: 11 Oct 2004 21:43 PDT
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Question ID: 413509
To what or whom does TCP belong?
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Protocol number
Answered By: aht-ga on 11 Oct 2004 23:47 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The IP address can be resolved back to a domain name by
using the 'ping -a' command from a command prompt on an
Internet-connected computer. It is also possible to use an online tool
such as to run this same test:

You will see that the name for this address is:

This is an ADSL customer of Southwest Bell, located in Tulsa, OK
(information implied from the naming convention used by
As SWBell does not use static IP address assignment, and as the
address currently does not respond to ping requests, it is not
possible to determine who exactly was using this address at the time
you first noticed it.

If you came across this address as a result of reviewing a firewall
log, or as a result of receiving spam, chances are that the user who
was using that address has a computer that has been infected by one of
the countless viruses or worms that turn the computer into an
unwitting agent for the virus/worm author's own maliscious purposes.


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Subject: Re: Transmission Control Protocol number
From: dmrmv-ga on 15 Oct 2004 12:32 PDT
SW Bell might be able to tell who was assigned that IP address at any
particular time, depending on how they log address use. They probably
wouldn't do that for a private individual though.

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