IP number/proxy question

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damngina
IP number/proxy question

So, I have a question for those of you who are better with anonymous surfing/proxies/etc. I have one very dedicated, suspisious lurker on my myspace and blog.

When I click on the IP link through mixmap, it tells me this about the reverse DNS:

[Could be forged: hostname XXXXXX.com. does not exist]

Does that mean that this is someone going through a proxy server? Could there be multiple people using the same IP address? A google search of the IP address yields one more result, on a sitemeter page, for a blog that no longer exists.

 

   

ThisGirl
Re: IP number/proxy question

have you tried other dns sites besides the one that mixmap uses? if i can't get reverse dns info or things seem odd, i will plug the IP into a few different sites.  sometimes i try a traceroute on a few different sites too. but i have yet to figure out how to tell if someone is using a proxy

Lorelli
Re: IP number/proxy question

Hi,
I just joined this site. It seems very informative. I have a question...
When you get someones IP address, and search it, does it give you the servers address, or the persons address where they are e-mailing you from???

How can Iget an exact location of the person who is sending me the e-mail??

Thank you
Lorelli

Moonshooter
Re: IP number/proxy question

Ug, difficult to explain, but I will give it a shot.

This is my header from a Juno junk mail:

Return-Path: <undelsurvey@netzero.net> Received: from mx01.dca.untd.com 
(mx01.dca.untd.com [10.171.44.31]) 	by maildeliver08.vgs.untd.com 
with SMTP id XXXXXXX 	for <XXXXXXXXX@juno.com> (sender 
<undelsurvey@netzero.net>); 	Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:20:43 -0800 (PST) 
Received: from outbound-mailuser01.dca.untd.com (mailuser01.dca.untd.com
 [ 10.171.44.31]) 	by mx01.dca.untd.com with SMTP id XXXXXXXXXXXX 	
for <XXXXXXXX@juno.com> (sender <undelsurvey@netzero.net>); 	
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:20:42 -0800 (PST) Received: (qmail 21742 invoked by 
uid 25512); 29 Feb 2008 03:20:42 -0000 Message-ID: 
<20080229032042.21740.qmail@mailuser01.dca.untd.com> 
To: XXXXXXXX@juno.com From: Juno <survey@support.juno.com> 
Subject: You can win $50,000 for voicing your opinion! Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 
19:20:42 -0800 Errors-To: XXXXX@netzero.net X-UNTD-MSG: internal X-UNTD-Peer-Info: 
10.171.41.51|mailuser01.dca.untd.com|outbound-mailuser01.dca.untd.com|un
delsurvey@netzero.net
X-UNTD-UBE:-1

The numbers above represent the IP address. Copy them. You can then take those numbers here and paste (box just above the "submit button"). The output is that it will provide the Internet Service Provider information (ISP), or should. Perhaps someone else can chime in with more info for you.

I think it would take a court order or your target's willingness to provide "the exact location". The Court Order (or Request for Production on a Non-Party) would have to be served on the ISP who records the activity.

 

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I've usually made the right decision.

Moonshooter
Re: IP number/proxy question

An ISP is a business that provides an individual with access to the internet. Some methods of providing this service are through dial-up telephone, cable, or high-speed DSL circuit.  They usually provide the service in exchange for a fee (monthly billing).

 

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I've usually made the right decision.

Lorelli
Re: IP number/proxy question

what does a Proxy mean ??

Moonshooter
Re: IP number/proxy question

Proxy
A firewall mechanism that replaces the IP address of a host on the internal (protected) network with its own IP address for all traffic passing through it. A software agent that acts on behalf of a user, typical proxies accept a connection from a user, make a decision as to whether or not the user or client IP address is permitted to use the proxy, perhaps does additional authentication, and then completes a connection on behalf of the user to a remote destination.

 

 

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I've usually made the right decision.

Lorelli
Re: IP number/proxy question

I have another question.
The person I am trying to track claims to live in New York City, but said he is now in California working for a few weeks.

I checked the IP from an e-mail he sent to me on Wednesday, and the location of the IP comes up as Sunnyvale, California.

Then I went back to an e-mail he sent me in January, when he supposedly was here in New York, and the IP location came up the same, Calif.

How can he be in New York, and have an IP of Calif. ??
Pardon my ignorance in all of this.

Thanks,
Lorelli

damngina
Re: IP number/proxy question

Does he use Yahoo mail? His IP may be tracing to California b/c Yahoo's offices are in Sunnyvale. I know with some webmail, you can't get an IP address from it. Or the IP will only trace back to the company that they are using. Does that make sense to you?

 

Another example is AOL. If you have an IP address from AOL, the IP address will always trace back to AOL's offices, not to where the person actually is.  

Lorelli
Re: IP number/proxy question

Yes, he does have Yahoo.What you said does make sense to me. That is what I thought was happening.
Is there any way of tracking where HE is thru the IP?? That is really what I want to know. I am NOT looking for his street address. All I want to know is the general vicinity, like NY City for example.

Thank you all. You have been alot of help. I am glad I joined this site. I am sure I will have many more questions.

Thanks again.

PatO7
Re: IP number/proxy question

tips: make sure you use a trusted proxy.

because some are created by malicious people designed to steal your personal information (passwords, login info, and other info you pass along while using the proxy)

you can use a method known as "chaining proxys" to help make you more anonymous and harder to trace back to your actual ip.

and dont assume that you are completely anonymous with proxies. most websites can figure out your real ip.

also, most proxies keep logs.(used to handover your real ip to the law, for example.) Dont assume that the proxy site is going to protect your real ip info if it is requested by the law or gov---the proxy site isnt going to "cover" for you--they dont really care about you on a personal level. They will not put themselves in "jeopardy" just to protect someone using their proxy.

and some proxy sites are actually created by the gov.

 

 

 

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