can you find where someone is by IP?

  Chezdez 20:42 31 Jan 2005

i know this is probably a really old thing, that everyone knows, but i got asked it today by a mate

so, can you find where someone lives if you know their IP?


  PA28 20:44 31 Jan 2005

I hope not!

  Buchan 35 20:50 31 Jan 2005

Like PA28 said I hope not too. Not for any nasty reason, but just think about spam and it`ll concentrate the mind

  ACOLYTE 20:51 31 Jan 2005

I dont think down to the home address although it may be possible click here

May be able to tell you what country or county,i not used it.

  ACOLYTE 20:53 31 Jan 2005

click here

This does a similar thing but you have to register

There are loads if you google it,i dont know if any would actually work tho.

  ACOLYTE 20:58 31 Jan 2005

Thinking about it you may be able to find out what country someone was in and maybe what part of the country,you could probably find out what ISP provides your IP range and narrow it down that way,i think the only one who would have your home addy would be you ISP provider,this maybe how police find people online when they look if they know your ISP they could most likly find what they wont from them,or at least narrow down the area to look in.Scary thoughs,lol.

  mattyc_92 21:01 31 Jan 2005

Yes, but only to the street name, but not the house number/name....

There are programs out there that can do this and a respected forum member (ACOLYTE) has found to links...

  Chezdez 21:01 31 Jan 2005

anything more anyone?

  octal 21:01 31 Jan 2005

Not your actual postal address, but do a reverse DNS and it can tell the machine name, mine is:

An NTL engineer could probably tell which green box it is at the end of the Road, you can guess I live in London in Walthamstow.

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