In my earlier post, I had discussed on How to capture the IP address of a remote computer. Once you obtain this IP address, it is necessary to trace it back to the source. So, in this post I will show you how to trace any IP address back to it’s source.
In fact, tracing an IP address back to it’s location is a lot simpler than what many people imagine. There exists many online tools using which you can accomplish this job. One of my favorite site is IP2Location.com.
Just go to http://www.ip2location.com/demo.aspx and enter the IP address that you want to trace in the dialog box and click on “Find Location”‘. With just a click of a button you can find the following information for any given IP address.
1. Country in which the IP is located
5. Zip Code
6. Time Zone
7. Name of the ISP
10. Area Code and
11. Domain name associated with the IP address.
A sample snapshot of the results from ip2location.com is given below
You can also visually trace route any IP address back to it’s location. For this, just visithttp://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/visual-tracert/ and enter the IP you want to trace in the dialog box and hit the “Proxy Trace” button. Wait for few seconds and the visual trace route tool displays the path Internet packets traverse to reach a specified destination. Hope this helps. Please pass you comments.