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IP Address Trace?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by TripleSixx, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. TripleSixx

    TripleSixx Newbie

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    Greetings Freelancer's

    Please excuse the inherent noob-ness of my question, but I was wondering if it were possible to trace someone's IP address from their postings in an internet forum, then look up a zip code for that address. For example, if I'm chatting on a forum with someone who claims to be in New York, is there a way I can find out their IP address and look it up to verify?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hawkster

    Hawkster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why have you posted this in 'Hire a freelancer' section?

    If your looking for a way to get an IP so you can locate someones exact address then don't bother, you cant get that info from an IP
     
  3. Repulsor

    Repulsor Power Member

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    You can get someones IP (unless he is using a VPN/Proxy or so) by having him visit a page in your site. If you can make him visit a link, you can get his IP. You can almost get a location from the IP using reverse IP databases. The accuracy may not be really accurate though.
     
  4. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    You can get a location from an IP up to a city / town. Anything better than that, you need a court order or the ISP cooperation, which you can easily get when you ... wait for it ... get a court order ;)
     
  5. blackhat777

    blackhat777 Elite Member

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    You can't get the IP address unless you own the forum or that forum post the ip address in public (which would surely not be the case).
    If you get the IP, you can get the name of the city and country but again the person could be using a proxy to hide the original IP address.
     
  6. SEOking222

    SEOking222 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can't trace the person on Internet until you are a member of Agency or working in internet company that provides service to the region where you want to locate person... lol