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Ip Tracing

  1. Feb 24, 2005 #1
    Hey i was wondering if someone could tell me the exact location of the computer from the ip address . There is a person on this forum saying they are a famous person and we are unable to accurately check because of inaccurate tracer programs, so if anyone could trace that for me it would be appreciated.
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  3. Feb 24, 2005 #2
    It is in London.
  4. Feb 24, 2005 #3


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    If they are using a proxy they could be anywhere.
  5. Feb 24, 2005 #4
    I know it is in Uk and when ive tried to trace i got to london but then timed out and apparently it is from aol uk, so is there no way to get to the actual town or no? Thanks for the help by the way.
  6. Feb 24, 2005 #5
    You can trace the location of their ISP using traceroutes, not their home location.
  7. Feb 24, 2005 #6
    How would one find their home location?
  8. Feb 24, 2005 #7
    I've read first hand accounts of people being able to trace somebody's home address and phone number through IP addresses. You'll have to check out forums specifically for that kind of thing you're looking for.
  9. Feb 25, 2005 #8
    i am interested;
    whats the name of a good tracing program
    and if anyone can give me the link to download it?
  10. Feb 25, 2005 #9
  11. Feb 26, 2005 #10
    Here you can use for free several useful internet tools, including traceroute, ping, and smart whois: http://centralops.net/co/default.asp
  12. Feb 26, 2005 #11
    thanks guys, u've been so helpful
    i've downloaded the "visualroute 2005"
    let's say
    i want to trace a hotmail address
    i typed it in the right place
    and then
    they gave me 4 serves:


    well im just a beginner in those stuff.
    i have some questions:
    are these cities where the main server for msn exists?

    and when i get the results they give me several ip's
    on the 4 servers (mx1.mx2...) which one is for the address i typed?

    i guess that's all until now.
    basic questions.
  13. Feb 26, 2005 #12
    Checked out from the whois site..

    IP Location: United Kingdom United Kingdom - England - London - Aol-eu
    Reverse IP: No websites hosted using this IP address
    Reverse DNS: cache-los-ab01.proxy.aol.com
    % This is the RIPE Whois query server #2.
    % See http://www.ripe.net/db/copyright.html

    inetnum: -
    netname: AOL-EU-1
    descr: AOL Inc
    country: US
    admin-c: AOL5-RIPE
    tech-c: AOL5-RIPE
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: AOL-EU-MNT
    mnt-lower: AOL-EU-MNT
    changed: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source 20000220
    changed: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source 20000621
    source: RIPE

    descr: AOL International Operations, Europe
    origin: AS8292
    mnt-by: MAINT-ANSUK
    changed: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source 19970519
    changed: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source 19980720
    source: RIPE

    person: AOL NOC
    address: America Online Inc.
    address: 22080 Pacific Blvd
    address: Sterling, VA 20166
    address: USA
    phone: +1 703 265 4670
    e-mail: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source
    nic-hdl: AOL5-RIPE
    mnt-by: AOL-EU-MNT
    changed: Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source 20000621
    source: RIPE

    maybe this helps..!!
  14. Feb 26, 2005 #13


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    Your going on a wild goose chase. Large websites and service providers don't just use one server for their traffic. They cache the page at various locations, so if one server goes down, then you still have backup systems. One of the companies that does caching is Akamai. It was not to long ago Microsoft's website was being cached by Akamai's Linux servers.
  15. Mar 3, 2005 #14
    how do you use a proxy???
  16. Mar 4, 2005 #15


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    :uhh: :uhh: why would someone famous say they're famous.. "hi, I'm famous"
  17. Mar 4, 2005 #16
    im famous to, :). None of the websites that track ip can tell you exactly were people are, most are off a city or two, or not close at all if they use proxys as dduardo said.
  18. Mar 8, 2005 #17
    I have been experimenting with this stuff a lot...The best one I have found is:


    Itz telling me that this address is in Brooklyn NY, US. But you need to be aware that anyone can use a software to fake their IP addresss.
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