How to track/trace an IP address

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Jason Cooper

Clarksville, TN

#1 Oct 3, 2008
Since everyone on here seems to be able to trace an IP address, this thread might be for nothing...but just in case you DON'T know...

Whenever you get online, your computer is assigned an IP address. If you connect through the router, all of the computers on that network will share a similar Internet Protocol address; though each computer on the network will have a unique INTRAnet address. An IP address is the Internet Protocol (IP) address given to every computer connected to the Internet. An IP address is needed to send information, much like a street address or P.O. box is needed to receive regular mail. Tracing an IP address is actually pretty straightforward, and even though it's not always possible to track down a specific individual.

1) Find the IP number you wish to check. The format of an IP address is numeric, written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255.

2) Go to a website that will allow you to look up IP address information.
http://aruljohn.com/track.pl

3) Understand that in many situations you will learn a few things about the IP address:

.: Which internet service provider (ISP) the user is using. In some cases this may be the user's company (e.g. Ford.com ). In other cases it may be just one of the large ISPs such as ATT or Comcast.

.: The approximate physical location of the user (e.g. Palo Alto, California.)

4) Recognize that usually you will not learn the actual name of the person using that IP address (e.g. Joe Smith). ISPs will typically only release such information under a court order.

Jason Cooper and Jason Cooper Enterprises does not condone threatening people with an IP trace in order for them to stop posting derogatory or inflammatory statements on Topix.('cause ya probably ain't gonna get it done noways.)

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#2 Oct 3, 2008
lol
Jason Cooper

Clarksville, TN

#3 Oct 3, 2008
and just in case someone on here dosen't know what an IP address is...

What is an IP address?

Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a 'dotted-quad') and look something like 127.0.0.1.

Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user's general location.

Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses. Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc. In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).

Disclaimer:
Jason Cooper and Jason Cooper Enterprises provided the preceding information as an entertainment only...so don't get yo panties in a wad if I'm wrong.

“Whatev'a...I do what I want”

Since: Oct 08

Scottsville aka "Da Hood"

#4 Nov 11, 2008
Just bumping this VERY informative and well written post back to the top.
lol

Bethpage, TN

#5 Nov 11, 2008
lol, funny

“Kitty”

Since: Mar 09

Bowling Green

#6 Mar 18, 2009
Cooper have you ever personally traced an IP address?

“Whatev'a...I do what I want”

Since: Oct 08

Scottsville aka "Da Hood"

#7 Mar 18, 2009
Kitty with Attitude wrote:
Cooper have you ever personally traced an IP address?
No, I have no and I realy don't think I'd ever need to....what people do or say online really doesn't affect me too much.

“Whatev'a...I do what I want”

Since: Oct 08

Scottsville aka "Da Hood"

#8 Mar 18, 2009
* should read "No, I have not and I really..."
paducah girl

Lake Charles, LA

#9 Feb 10, 2011
how do you find the ip address from a topix comment

“Dont even try, fool!”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#11 Feb 11, 2011
You dont.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#12 Feb 11, 2011
You would have to find a person that knows how. I suggest you call a computer specialist.
Good luck.
Cookie

Scottsville, KY

#13 Feb 11, 2011
Or you can be as good as me and find out who people are with no problem.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#14 Feb 11, 2011
Really? So who is Una? Or how about anyone else?
Waiting.
Cookie

Scottsville, KY

#15 Feb 12, 2011
I found out who YOU were didn't I. Don't be a smart ass it can and has been done. I don't have to prove anything to you Edith, I always wanted to find out who you were bc you have to say something about everything. I did and thats all I cared about.

Since: Nov 10

Scottsville, KY

#16 Feb 12, 2011
No, you didn't find out anything out about me. You STILL don't know me, so stop lying. All YOU have proved is your own ignorance. So, NOW everyone KNOWS you don't know how to trace an IP. Go away. You're a lying loser. You showed nothing but your DUMB ass. Geez.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#17 Feb 12, 2011
So much for the moron knowing all about me! HAHA!!
Cookie

Scottsville, KY

#18 Feb 12, 2011
Purple Morning Crafts wrote:
No, you didn't find out anything out about me. You STILL don't know me, so stop lying. All YOU have proved is your own ignorance. So, NOW everyone KNOWS you don't know how to trace an IP. Go away. You're a lying loser. You showed nothing but your DUMB ass. Geez.
I didn't say anything about YOU.. I was talking to Edith and she knows it.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#19 Feb 12, 2011
Cookie wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't say anything about YOU.. I was talking to Edith and she knows it.
Well, then I'll call you a lying loser. You Prove My Point SO easily! Dirty Bit. You don't KNOW me, all you do is call me by a name you saw HERE. So, you found out nothing. Idiot.
Cookie

Scottsville, KY

#20 Feb 13, 2011
No I recall finding out who YOU were behind the computer and calling YOU out. I was the first to put your name on here. Your memory must not be that good, however it doesn't really matter anymore It can and has been done. Thats my point.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#21 Feb 13, 2011
Your point is that YOU used MY name. Big deal. It's all over the internet, moron. You found out because I TOLD who I was.
I'm not ashamed of who I am. You Are.
If people knew you, they would know immediately what you are.

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