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homer_j
06-28-2006, 06:06 PM
Hi

I remember listening to a podcast a while ago and I seem to remember them saying that there is a way of finding out who an IP address is.

Firstly, if it is illegal or immoral what I am going to say then apologies up front but I have had a note saying someone at X IP address has tried accessing an account of mine and I am curious to who it could be.

Is there a way I can do this on a mac?

Cheers

deus_ex_machina
06-28-2006, 06:23 PM
ip lookup is easy to find out online about their general location - to further investigate you need to talk to the ISP it's traced back to.

cazabam
06-29-2006, 02:25 AM
You need police involvement in order to get information about who had one IP at any time, so unless the person did something illegal you'll not get the information. I get a lot of passive scans on NetBIOS ports because people don't seem to think to tell Windows not to try to connect to shared drives over the internet. Nothing to worry about there.