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Q: tracing an i.p. origin ( Answered,   5 Comments )
Subject: tracing an i.p. origin
Category: Computers
Asked by: thunderpimp-ga
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Posted: 25 Sep 2002 17:49 PDT
Expires: 25 Oct 2002 17:49 PDT
Question ID: 69132
how do i trace a i.p. address
Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
Answered By: nauster-ga on 25 Sep 2002 19:06 PDT
You can enter the IP in this form:

and it will tell you who holds the registration on that IP address. It
will NOT pinpoint it to a specific user or machine. To get that
information, you would have to go through the organization that the IP
range is registered to. In some cases, machines don't even *have*
fixed IPs. If you are trying to track down a specific user due to some
sort of abuse, the best course is to send a complaint to the
registered organization.

Search performed:
"ip whois"

Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
From: caplock-ga on 26 Sep 2002 00:11 PDT
A site that I like to use for that purpose is:

It gives more information like mailing addresses etc.
Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
From: f1lby-ga on 01 Oct 2002 04:31 PDT
Use tracert (if you're using windows) to find the path taken to the ip
address in question. You run tracert from the command prompt/msdos
Example:    tracert will show the path taken between your
computer and the IP address in question - it will show not only the
path taken, but the DNS name of each 'hop' by using reverse dns
This can be more useful than doing a 'whois' as some IP addresses out
on the net are NOT registered to a DNS name so a 'whois' will be
fruitless, whereas using a tracert (traceroute) will give you a list
of the network/isp responsible for the IP address, thereby allowing
you to find out a little about the possible owner of the ip address in


Phil Blythe CCNA
Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
From: rohitab-ga on 11 Oct 2002 11:22 PDT
Try VisualRoute; it is a graphical frontend to traceroute (tracert).
It provides additional information such as the geographical location
of the machine, the service provider etc.

You can either download the software, or access a web-enabled version
Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
From: wod-ga on 13 Oct 2002 05:37 PDT
List of NICs :

America -
Asia Pacific -
Europe -
Subject: Re: tracing an i.p. origin
From: wicked096-ga on 12 Nov 2002 22:54 PST
Try downloading an IP sniffer it will trace all IP activity.

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