Find out if an IP is a proxy ?

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Ms B
Find out if an IP is a proxy ?

Hi all, I'm new here and I have a question. How can I tell if an IP number that shows up on my website is from a proxy? Thank you.

   

   

Almost Evil
Re: Now with a question

 You can run it thru a site such as MaxMind and find out who the ISP is. Often times you can check that against IP Anonymizer lists.

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

Ms B
find out if an IP is a proxy

Almost Evil wrote:

 You can run it thru a site such as MaxMind and find out who the ISP is. Often times you can check that against IP Anonymizer lists.

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

Ok, that's similar to this website which I use frequently. http://www.whois.sc/ But I don't understand what the tell tale signs would be that would indicate the IP is thru a proxy.

hubby
how to tell if an IP is a proxy

I always get best results running the IP through here:
http://whois.domaintools.com/

What you want to look for is evidence that the IP has a server assigned. if it has a "reverse IP" entry or a 'real' name for "resolve host" then it is probably a server, and likely a proxy.

Someone must really love your site if they have to resort going through a proxy to get to it! What happened, did you ban someone from the site and they just cant live without it?

Ms B
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

Hubby wrote:
I always get best results running the IP through here:
http://whois.domaintools.com/

What you want to look for is evidence that the IP has a server assigned. if it has a "reverse IP" entry or a 'real' name for "resolve host" then it is probably a server, and likely a proxy.

Someone must really love your site if they have to resort going through a proxy to get to it! What happened, did you ban someone from the site and they just cant live without it?

I use that site regularly but have not learned how to read what is there. That's what brings me here. If someone is using a proxy will it specifically say "reverse I" in the list of information? I'm very much interested in learning how to identify.

LOL, I don't know if it's so much that someone really loves my site as some people from another site feeling the need to keep tabs on my site. It's juvenile and I have long suspected that this has been going on. I would just really like to be able to identify which visitors to my site are proxy's and which are not because that tells me a story in and of itself.

I thank you for all of your help.

Almost Evil
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

 I'll let hubby answer your other questions, but what message board system are you using? I know on some forums/bulletin boards you can see full referrer information about an IP. For example, if i see someone on my forum hitting the site from "hidemyass.com" i know theyre using a proxy. Also, a lot of proxies have odd geo-locations, or change location with each page reload. So if "sara" logs on to my site with an IP in Germany, then reads a post on the next page and suddenly her IP is in India, well im 99% sure shes on a proxy.

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

Ms B
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

Almost Evil wrote:

 I'll let hubby answer your other questions, but what message board system are you using? I know on some forums/bulletin boards you can see full referrer information about an IP. For example, if i see someone on my forum hitting the site from "hidemyass.com" i know theyre using a proxy. Also, a lot of proxies have odd geo-locations, or change location with each page reload. So if "sara" logs on to my site with an IP in Germany, then reads a post on the next page and suddenly her IP is in India, well im 99% sure shes on a proxy.

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

I have a message board thru Proboards. I get to see the IP of everyone who visits and alot of people visit who never register. I have been curious about some trouble makers who might be visiting my board via a proxy and I wanted to know how to differentiate a proxy from one that isn't. I looked at some of the proxy IP's and only one specifically said "Reverse IP" None of the others did and I just wondered if there's some other way for me to know for sure if an IP is coming from a proxy.

Thank you so much for your help.

Ms B
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

Still trying to learn, so please be patient with me.

Would the below be considered a Proxy? The following information by under "Resolve Host"

cache-dtc-ae06.proxy.aol.com

And I have seen this as well, is this a proxy? It says Reverse IP.

IP Location: Australia Internet Service Provider
Resolve Host: eth6331.nsw.adsl.internode.on.net
IP Address: 59.167.247.186
SSL Cert: www.drivenbylimo.com.au SSL Certificate has expired.
Reverse IP: 22 other sites hosted on this server.
Blacklist Status: Clear

Thank you for your time.

Almost Evil
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

 AOL is always a proxy :)

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

Ms B
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

Thank you both for your time and expertise. I have learned a lot.

hubby
Re: how to tell if an IP is a proxy

Ms B wrote:
Still trying to learn, so please be patient with me.

Would the below be considered a Proxy? The following information by under "Resolve Host"

cache-dtc-ae06.proxy.aol.com

IP Location: Australia Internet Service Provider
Resolve Host: eth6331.nsw.adsl.internode.on.net
IP Address: 59.167.247.186
SSL Cert: www.drivenbylimo.com.au SSL Certificate has expired.
Reverse IP: 22 other sites hosted on this server.
Blacklist Status: Clear

Technically AOL is a proxy, but not the kind that someone can use to hide their identity UNLESS they are an AOL subscriber/user.

The 59.167.247.186 is definatly a server - you can tell by the "22 other sites hosted" - it is most likely a proxy..

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