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  1. #1
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    Question What can I DO with this IP address?

    I have a web site where on it i have a guest book, ive found someone posting rude comments to me and other people so i looked up his IP,
    I have it in my possesion, and i just want to ask what can i do to contact the owner of the computer and/or find out who its is?

    thanks and plus im new to the forums (first post)

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    IP addresses can change with every session (basically when you reconnect to the internet, which is at least as often as you reboot). That doesn't mean that the address will change, but they can.

    You can use the trace route command to determine who the ISP (Internet Service Provider) is for a given address, at least as long as that address is currently in use when you trace the route. Knowing this can help you, since you can then contact the administration for that provider and let them know that you're having problems with someone using their service. Given the IP address and the date and time of the problem, they can determine which of their customers was signed on using the computer.

    -PatP

  3. #3
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    I used to know of a site where you could enter in a IP and it could give you the street address of the IP and other info depending on the internet provider.
    I'll try to remember it for you
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