:yawn: this is quite funny...

See, with 99% of ISP's, you have a dynamic IP address, which changes constantly (anywhere from everytime you connect to the internet, to every couple days, every couple weeks, to every couple months).

Now, that being said, the only thing that one can find out against your IP address is your location... I say this because, all you CAN see, is your location... By whoising a random person on EFNet, you can see what i'm talking about...

*** Address: [email protected]
*** IP: 67.167.116.201

On this poor sappling, you can see the ending part, which is all we care about (I've edited out everything else about this user); we can simply see that "5string" is from Illanois; which would be the same real thing anyone would get about you...

All I can really do with this persons IP is portscan him to find any "open"/"insecure" programs and try to "exploit" him; or I could take and google the IP address to see if anyone has say made a post on a public BBS which allows everyone to see the IP address of the poster; the later woudln't work as I know that Comcast doesn't divy static IP's so anything I find could be for other users.

Now, I suppose that if this person had a static IP (one that stays the same) I COULD technically google him and try to find some coorilation between what little info I have, and what could possibly be this user...

From here, all I know is that his username is presented as 5string, and that he uses comcast from illanois; additionally a portscan could show that he has say a filesharing utility open that is sharing the full c drive... I could have some fun here, I could surf the filesharing utility since i know his ip, and snag a list of his files and start snagging and possibly find something to aid me in the coorilation of this ip to this user, perhaps an email from a collegue, or a resume, etc...

Now, to say someone is going to "find" you based on your IP; unless you're some 1337 guy with a boatload of money with a huge internet connection that allows you a static IP and your dns comes up as a domain name you own; he can't find jack about you...

questions?
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