localhost and private ip address

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localhost and private ip address
Can you please tell me what LOCALHOST and PRIVATE IP ADDRESS is and can it be traced back to the address

   

Anonymous Visitor
Re: localhost and private ip address
Looking for answers
hubby
Re: localhost and private ip address

localhost and "private" IP's are addresses reserved for internal use so that we didnt run out of IP addresses 10 years ago..
For example:
every device needs it's own, individual IP address but there are only XX addresses available in the IP address range. So a large company (or a person at home with more than one computer) is given a single "internet address" (which is trackable).. That IP is assigned to the internet router. Through the miracle of port mapping, every other device plugged in to that router (the internal network) is assigned a 'private' address.. something like 127.xxx or 192.xxxx, or 10.xxxx .. this allows many homes/businesses to have only one (or a few) dedicated 'real' IP addresses, but they all re-use the same private address ranges behind that router..

If all you have is a private or local host IP address, it is not trackable. However if you have an email sent from that address, the 'raw email headers' will show every IP that the email traveled from point A to point B (them, to you).. so you would see the private address -->router -->ISP -->internet -->your ISP -->your router, etc.. If you have the IP of their router, you would easily be able to look up who owns that IP address (ie; AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Verizon, etc), and maybe the local office of that company, so you might get a general idea of where that device is located..

Anonymous Visitor
Re: localhost and private ip address
With the ip address how do i look up owner
hubby
Re: localhost and private ip address

Try: http://whois.domaintools.com

Anonymous Visitor
Re: localhost and private ip address
If it says private ip address lan does that mean land line
hubby
Re: localhost and private ip address

no, it means what I explained in my first comment

Anonymous Visitor
Re: localhost and private ip address
So its traceble
hubby
Re: localhost and private ip address

please read through this post: is a private localhost IP traceable

Anonymous Visitor
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This was an email sent to my email so im thinkg yes hope im correct. Thank you
hubby
Re: localhost and private ip address

IF you can get the raw headers (and read/understand them) and IF the email was sent using an email client that does not hide/remove that originating IP (ie; gmail/hotmail/Yahoo), then you will be able to get an IP that you can trace to the internet service provider (which doesnt really do much good)..

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