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Finding phisical place of IP Adress.

My girlfriend is receiving harrassing Email from geilerd53@hotmail.com(his name = my name, so he has a bogus profile with hotmail), she received already 3 mails from that person. The IP adress of the sender is (all three times) now is it possible to find out what the phisical place of that ip adress is (every computer on the net has an ipadress), or it could also help if I know the provider of the sender.
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The IP resolves as follows:

Name:    romulus.telenet-ops.be

You would be best advised to forward the 3 emails to abuse@hotmail.com they will investigate and if your complaint is upheld - they will close his account.  Unfortunately though there is nothing stopping him getting a new hotmail account with fake details =(

The IP is probably the gateway of his network / service provider etc...  Hotmail may well trace the incident right back to the service provider and the ISP may even ban his Dial-Up account.  If he opens another dial-up account and abuses again, it is possible that the ISP can close his account and prevent his telephone number from being accepted into the ISP...

Unfortunately there are too many other ISP's he can use and creating a fake hotmail account isn't exactly rocket science...
Tim HolmanCommented:
Complain to hotmail and get the account disabled.

You could probably track this IP to an ISP, but no further, as details would be confidential.

An ISP will no doubt own this IP address, in which case they can look up in their logs who owns it and you can go from there.

You could try reporting this to the police - they may have some sort of tracing facility ?

Yeah the police may help, but in the UK the Police generally have no clue regarding internet technologies.  They will refer to the abuse department at the ISP, if no complaint has been made to the ISP then they cannot help the police prosecute.  At least that's my understanding from our abuse department here - definately complain to the ISP first, they can always call the police in on the matter later if necessary.
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Tell them your story and I am sure they will kick the user, they may not tell you his name but they will warn him or boot him.
IP address Result romulus.telenet-ops.be [more info for this domain name]  

WHOIS Result:
European Regional Internet Registry/RIPE NCC (NETBLK-RIPE-C)
   These addresses have been further assigned to European users.
   Netname: RIPE-CBLK3
   Netblock: -
   Maintainer: RIPE
      RIPE Network Coordination Centre  (RIPE-NCC-ARIN)  nicdb@RIPE.NET
      +31 20 535 4444
Fax- - +31 20 535 4445
   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:
   Record last updated on 16-Oct-1998.
   Database last updated on 3-Mar-2000 18:02:27 EDT.

inetnum: -
netname:     TELENET
descr:       Telenet Operaties N.V.
country:     BE
admin-c:     PS396-RIPE
tech-c:      PS396-RIPE
status:      ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by:      TELENET-DBM
mnt-lower:   TELENET-DBM
changed:     Piet.Spiessens@telenet.be 19981113
source:      RIPE
descr:       TELENET
origin:      AS6848
mnt-by:      TELENET-DBM
changed:     Piet.Spiessens@telenet.be 19971217
source:      RIPE
person:      Piet Spiessens
address:     Telenet Operaties N.V.
address:     Liersesteenweg 4
address:     B-2800 Mechelen
address:     Belgium
phone:       +32 15 333 000
fax-no:      +32 15 333 999
e-mail:      tech@telenet-ops.be
nic-hdl:     PS396-RIPE
mnt-by:      TELENET-DBM
changed:     tech@telenet-ops.be 20000202
source:      RIPE

If the messages are truly threatening, I'd suggest you do the following:

1) Report this to HOTMAIL and include copies of all the messages including their headers.

2) Report this to the administrator at the network.  That seems to be Piet.Spiessens@telenet.be.  It seems odd that you're getting harassed from Belgium but it could be that their site has been compromised and someone is using their systems for this abuse.  In either case, they should be interested.

3) Print out hardcopies and copy to a floppy disk all of the messages and file them along with a complaint at your local law enforcement office.

Having been involved with a similar situation in the past, I can tell you that HOTMAIL and the police take these things very seriously.  I don't know about the administrators but the ones at the place I contacted were very fast to act.
IBEAuthor Commented:
Sorry westerdal, scottriley was first.
scottriley please propose answer so I can give you the points
IBEAuthor Commented:
thanks for helping everybody
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