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    How do I use an IP address to find out where my traffic is coming from. i.e. how do I identify who is 195.92.168.166
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    Well the first thing to do would be a nslookup on the IP address. If a reverse zone is defined for it you will get back a hostname, that is usually fairly informative. For instance:

    > nslookup 195.92.168.166
    Server: ns.netmar.com
    Address: 198.69.224.4

    Name: webcacheB04a.cache.pol.co.uk
    Address: 195.92.168.166

    If that doesn't give you anything useful ( or doesn't return anything at all ) you can always use ARIN's whois database to find out who owns an IP address.

    Querying this IP address at whois.arin.net via "whois -h whois.arin.net 195.92.168.166" tells you that the appropriate information can be retrieved from whois.ripe.net.

    "whois -h whois.ripe.net 195.92.168.166" informs you that the IP address is allocated to Energis in the UK.

    Hope that helps.
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    Ta Ethand but re "a nslookup on the IP address" where would I type

    > nslookup 195.92.168.166

    Yes, I really am very new to all this !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've just tried ARIN's whois database and that's great, thanks for the pointer. x
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    You can also download a couple of programs:

    neotrace
    Visual Route

    Pick the program that seems to work better for you. They both graphically trace the IP to the origin on a world map.

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