IP's and gaining knowledge from an IP

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Bugz, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Bugz

    Bugz Fledgling Freddie

    Is this possible?

    Ie. I have an IP and i want to gain details about what service provider the IP is from etc. etc.

    personal reasons - am not aiming to shoot some old man down or naut.
  2. Kaun_IA

    Kaun_IA Fledgling Freddie

    isnt it illegal??

    beouse u coul find out the addres wheres the Ip from and thats allredy personal information to the ISP. and whit the addres u can get the persons name and so on infromation!

    or u just want to know that ISP the IP owner just uses??

    well i think its illegal
  3. Gengi

    Gengi Fledgling Freddie

    If its a .com, .net or .org use this place .
    I don't think it is illegal, the information is freely available.
    Also if you google for 'IP address information tool' you may find some others.


  4. Herjulf

    Herjulf Banned

    yes freely aviable, in many cases a simple traceroute might tell you alot.
    Infact some ISPĀ“s even add apartment numbers, *shrug*.
  5. Alan

    Alan Fledgling Freddie

    Nah its not illegal.

    The organisation "RIPE" handle the IP allocations on the internet, you can enter the IP address into their whois search : http://www.ripe.net/whois : this will bring back details of the owner of the IP address, or if its from a DHCP pool you will probably get the name of the ISP serving them.

    Looking up my address

    inetnum: -
    netname:      NILDRAM-FIREWALL
    descr:        Nildram - Firewall use
    country:      GB
    admin-c:      AM365-RIPE
    tech-c:       AM365-RIPE
    status:       ASSIGNED PA "status:" definitions
    remarks:      INFRA-AW
    remarks:      Internal allocation for Nildram Limited
    mnt-by:       AS6728-MNT
    source:       RIPE # Filtered
    person:       Adrian Mardlin
    address:      Nildram Ltd
    address:      1 Triangle Business Park
    address:      Stoke Mandeville
    address:      Bucks
    address:      HP22 5BL
    address:      UK
    phone:        +44 8701 608600
    fax-no:       +44 8701 602719
    e-mail:       hostmaster@nildram.net
    nic-hdl:      AM365-RIPE
    source:       RIPE # Filtered
    You can see that the IP i keyed in is one of a range - which belong to Nildram who are an ISP here in the uk, a quick google search would show that :) Most companies or organisations when requesting an IP or registering a domain name will be asked to enter their personal information this is recorded on the database and can be queried by anyone if you dont want this information displayed you specificaly have to "opt out" of the directory.

    But a word of warning, dont get into the habbit of posting personal IP addresses on the net or forums :) tis bad stuff.
  6. Herjulf

    Herjulf Banned

    Note though!

    Dont go bashing down the "person:" on the whois report with a baseball bat, it is in most cases a guy working at the ISP.

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