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Ritesh Warke On Thursday, March 31, 2011
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, you can get enough information to take action and file a complaint.
For example, if there was some guy claiming to be Chuck Norris, and tried to get personal information from your Gmail account, you could view his IP address, and then track him. Here’s how:

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.Use ping or tracert in the command prompt to find IP address’.
To find the IP of an e-mail sent to you, investigate the message’s “headers” by using your e-mail program’s “details” or “properties” function. For example, in Outlook Express, select “Properties” from the “File” Menu, or just press ALT+Enter. Next, select the “Details” tab. In Yahoo, click “Full headers” on the upper right hand corner while you see the message. In Hotmail, go to “Mail Display Settings” and set “Message Headers” to “Full” or “Advanced”.

2.Go to a website that will allow you to look up IP address information like this

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.

Whoz Hosting ?

Find the name of Web Hosting Company from the Site URL
Who Is Hosting This ? – Ever wondered who is hosting those high-traffic websites like BoingBoing, TechCrunch or the Drudge Report ? Enter a website address and this cool tool will return name of the web host provider that’s hosting that website or blog.
The following Domain name and DNS information tools are also interesting :
Netcraft Web Server Query – Type a website URL and Netcraft will tell you the site’s operating system, web server, and a graphical view of the time since last reboot for each of the computers serving the site.
DomJax – Checks domain name availability and also runs an automatic whois report for any domain that’s taken – hover the mouse over the domain name and DomJax pops up a neat “thought bubble” which has all the information about that domain like who owns it, when it will expire and how to contact the owner.
AJAX DNS – An excellent set of common DNS commands and tools packed in a non-geeky interface. See all DNS records and Reverse DNS records for a domain, HTTP headers, ping a domain or view the whois details for a domain.

This Post is written by: Ritesh R. Warke GPRS Expert & Webmaster. Ritesh R. Warke is a professional Ethical hacker, web designer and front end web developer.


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