Re: Tracking down someone by IP?

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Aug 12 2000 - 19:39:15 MDT

>From: Paul Hughes <>

>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?

My IP address only tells *you* which server I'm logged into (unless I have a
static IP), but my ISP keeps a log of what user is using which IP at which
time. So if I do something naughty, you can go to my ISP with (1) my IP
address and (2) the date and time of my naugty behavior, and they can track
me down and chastise me accordingly.

If you happen to have a static IP, (like I do) then all you need to know is
the IP.


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