How can I find out who is "behind" an IP address?

Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I know that it is possible to trace the IP address back to a user or a service provider, but how?

What tools do I need to use and how?


Question by:tom_szabo
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    Actually the Public IP addresses/Valid IP addresses are provided by few independent organizations which are ARIN,APNIC&RIPE.
    So all you need to do is just point your browser to these sites and query the database...
    There are some sites which can do independent of these *NICs...For example
    for ARIN,APNIC you can refer to
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    And by the way just curious to know how did you interrelated this topic to FW topic.???
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    verry nice site.
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    Accepted Solution

    whois <ip-address>

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