Re: Tracking down someone by IP?

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 14:14:54 MDT

> "Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
>> Every individual is assigned a temporary dynamic IP address when logged
>> into the server ( the server has to know which logged in user to send
>> packets to), and keeps a log of what subscribers used what dynamic IP
>> addresses for what period of time, and typically which modem on the ISP
>> system they were logged in on. Checking the phone company records for
>> that call, you can find out what phone number called into that modem,
>> and what the location of that phone number is. If you are doing this
>> while the caller is still logged in, you can test the signal for
>> forwarding, to see if the signals are orginating there, or simply being
>> forwarded from there, and if so where from, etc...

Thanks Mike for answering my 'stupid' question. I suppose if I value my
privacy I'll have to go through anonymous proxies like ZKS' system.


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