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IP Address -- lookup location ?

My daily bandwidth repots show some IP addresses that are trying to access my systems

What tools (https://www.iplocation.net, https://www.ultratools.com/tools/ipWhoisLookup, etc) do you recommend to find out more details on where these IPs are located ?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use WHOIS as you pointed to. If the person scanning is using a VPN service, yoiu may not get an accurate answer.

I have my router secured against DDOS attacts and against outside entry. Basic router security keeps most attacks at bay.

I have never had any transgression from people scanning away.  Is this an issue for you?
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Addresses you've provided are good. I'm using also http://www.ip-tracker.org/ to track down IP if I have to.
It will always be a some slick person who is trying check wholes in some systems, so it's hard to prevent from sniffing so make sure your firewall is set right and you have no weak points.
To johns, it is actually rwhois, main site is arin.net when you place the IP inQuestion it will refer you to the NIC responsible for the range such as apnic.net for Asia pacific, ripe.net for Europe, etc.

These registration records often include abuse reporting email addresses...
Depending on what router/firewall you have and what your intentions are...
SNMP trap notification and having an snmptrap destination processor that performs the lookups and generating an email to the responsible party complaining of abuse. Note you would nee to provide all the events in one email applicable to the IP.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to help.

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