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Sun Jun 17, 2012, 08:34 PM

How can I find who owns an IP address?

My firewall detected someone who was trying to access my network.

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Reply How can I find who owns an IP address? (Original post)
PADemD Jun 2012 OP
Ptah Jun 2012 #1
PADemD Jun 2012 #3
citysyde Jun 2012 #4
PADemD Jun 2012 #5
grok Jun 2012 #8
sinotized Jul 2012 #11
citysyde Jun 2012 #2
elifino Jun 2012 #6
RC Jun 2012 #7
grok Jun 2012 #9
PADemD Jun 2012 #10
Mnpaul Feb 2013 #14
rethu Feb 2013 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Feb 2013 #13
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #15

Response to PADemD (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 08:36 PM

1. I think this will help

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 09:22 PM

3. Thank you

Will this also help for a MAC address?

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Response to PADemD (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. Doubtful, do you have the MAC address for the intruder?

 

Do you have another computer in your home?

Or perhaps your own computer is running software to check your own computer.

It happens.

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Response to citysyde (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 09:54 PM

5. I don't have a MAC

The firewall said "College of Miseracordia" and a MAC address.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:42 PM

8. you don't have the actual intruder's MAC

 

unless the culprit is DIRECTLY connected to your network/wifi. if not, his real MAC was lost as the IP that tried to connect to you got transferred over several different networks to get to you.

FYI a MAC is the unique hardware Address assigned to a network device when directly connected to a network. it is only relevant within the initial network..

more than likely the MAC you got was of your own gateway..

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

11. the best one is

www.domaintools.com, it has more providers feeding into it than anybody else, I believe.

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 08:44 PM

2. You might also have posted something somewhere that....

 

is being read by the spybots or the google robots, and some robot somewhere is trying to figure out who you are, or what you are associated with.

This could mean you posted something like an essay or a statement or two or three, and it was unique, that is: the words you used were unique or common for today, yesterday.

Your Google robots out there are searching to find stuff on your IP address, see if you are some publisher, some congress person, if you have something else to say.

Google and other robots do these things 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They look everywhere.

Or, of course, if you threatened the USA, the President, someone in power, other spies could be looking at you. Just saying...

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:23 AM

6. You might try NetLab 1.4

I find it quite useful for a number of things.

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:15 PM

7. This works for me.

 

http://www.grc.com/id/idserve.htm

download and run. It takes both IP addresses and URL's

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:52 PM

9. "College of Misericordia" is a real school

 

in Dallas,PA maybe it came from a dorm room. what's the IP?

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Response to grok (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:46 PM

10. Just called the IT Dept at Misericordia

They are going to call me back.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:25 AM

14. Probably a "bot"

Someone has an infected computer looking for more computers to infect.

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:01 AM

12. Replyto PADemD

You can find who owns an IP address by using whois lookup tools like WhoisXY.com

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Response to rethu (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:12 AM

13. Welcome to DU

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Response to PADemD (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:22 PM

15. Try one of the standard WHOIS registries. But it seems to be legal to hide behind a proxy,

like domainsbyproxy.com, so an informative search is not guaranteed

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