Tracking down someone by IP?

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Sat Aug 12 2000 - 18:38:12 MDT

I've always though I understood how switching/packing data worked on the
internet, but maybe I'm missing something. People keep talking about
how people can be tracked down using their IP number. My question is
how so?

The IP address only tells the seeker what server you're logged into.
Since you are probably one of at least a hundred other users at that IP
address, how could anyone possibly identify you by IP address?

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