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My2cents

Middlesboro, KY

#1 May 8, 2009
i see a lot of people on here talking bout getting someones ip address and finding out who they are but how do they do that i mean how can they find out who;s starting these threads?
suponea

Hollywood, FL

#2 May 8, 2009
they can't. don't believe a word of it. unless they are a hacker they cannot do it which is a criminal offense if you hack someones computer. the only way to get someones ip address is to get a court order and it must be a signed suponea from a judge. which is then given to topix for release of information. topix then goes through their records and gives law officials the records .that is the one and only way. no matter what anyone says here or anywhere else that is the only legal way. an isp address wouldn't do them any good anyways that number is the internet provider you signed up with. just tells you the location and the provider nothing more. only a court order suponea will get you that info.

“Jesus loves you. ”

Since: Jan 09

Barbourville, Kentucky

#3 May 8, 2009
first you should understand some terms

isp = internet service provider

ip = Internet Protocol

say your ip is 11.11.1.111

the last three digits is your personal line, to you home. Yes you can be tracked from it, so never give it out. The IP address is unique and identifies computers on a network

God bless
hmmmm

United States

#4 May 8, 2009
who tracks you?

“Jesus loves you. ”

Since: Jan 09

Barbourville, Kentucky

#5 May 9, 2009
No one that I know of, but you have to realize.. this is the internet, and it is available to people world wide. No matter what you say on here, it almost always will offend someone. There is also good chances that someone unstable may be the one offended, and if they have your ip address, they very well could roll up in your drive way.

You see, the ip address gives lots of information to a person who knows how to use it. My brother works as a computer programmer, and I have a bit of inside information on the subject. The ip address can be translated into a street address if the right person gets it.

Topix records the ip address of everyone that makes a post also. The person who said that can be obtained with a court order is correct. Those who think the programs that manipulate certain aspects of location, are wrong as well. It merely changes the location shown for said ip address. Topix still has a record of what that ip address is, regardless of where it shows, say it shows pakistan as a location. That has very little to do with ip address, and more to do with browser manipulation.
hmmmm wrote:
who tracks you?

Since: Apr 09

Manchester, Ky

#6 May 9, 2009
No, let me repeat this NO.
No, they cannot all that number states is where your internet service provider is located. Only person, let me repeat this, the only person who will know your home address is the internet service provider you pay your money to each month and Topix.
No one and I repeat no one on Topix can get your address.
Those ISP numbers are totally usless to anyone who gets them. Every single digit is worthless to you or me, if we did get them.
All it will do is lead to the internet service company and if you walk off the streets, send them a letter or any other means of communication, your not getting any information on any person.

Court order and court order only.
Anyone here who does get your ISP number it will be totally useless to them.
If you have spy software and know how to use it, then yes but you would have to clink on a link where then it will probably be installed on your computer without your knowing it.
It is best not to click on any links that you are not sure of. You can get Norton's Mcafee this sort of software that will stop intruders and sphishing software from invading your computer.

No no one on Topix or any other site can get the location of where you live.
FACTS

Ashburn, VA

#7 May 9, 2009
Can you get a name and address from an IP number? Yes ... like others above who already stated...if you have the legal backing to go get it. Otherwise, if you're a regular person just trying to track something down on your own, you simply can not get the information.

It will require legal actions, as part of some kind of police or court proceeding, to get the ISP to release the information.

Topix does not have your home address they have your internet service providers name and address to get your name and address they have to get it from your internet service provider.

There is no way for Topix to authenticate your identity, even if you are registered. They do have your ISP number and what you have posted on Topix. Topix will had over your ISP number to whoever court ordered it, and then the law will get your name and address, etc., from your internet service provider.
FACTS

Ashburn, VA

#8 May 9, 2009
Also, you might want to know, that you do not have to be registered on Topix to be banned. So, the more you report a person or post, the more likely it will be to get them banned.
FACT

Ashburn, VA

#9 May 9, 2009
NO, completely false, the last 3 digits is not ones personal line to anyones home. That number traces who your internet service provider is, and thats all. You cannot find out who a specific owner of an IP address belongs too. Only a persons internet service provider knows this information.

And if you use a large regional or nationwide ISP, the IP lookup probably reveals nothing of interest. For example, if you are an AOL subscriber, your IP address lookup will show the location as Dulles, Virginia -- regardless of where you live.

The same concepts apply to your email address. The part that follows the "@" sign is your ISP's domain name. And given the domain name, one can determine the ISP's physical location, but nothing personally identifying about the email user without a court order.

But for the truly paranoid there is software as I am using that allows you to surf the web totally annoymous. The software states, it will act as a proxy between you and your ISP, and they claim that your information cannot be subpoenaed because they do not store it.(My personal experience, I think anything can be cracked.)
Christ_like wrote:
first you should understand some terms
isp = internet service provider
ip = Internet Protocol
say your ip is 11.11.1.111
the last three digits is your personal line, to you home. Yes you can be tracked from it, so never give it out. The IP address is unique and identifies computers on a network
God bless

Since: May 09

United States

#10 May 9, 2009
You do not have to have special software to rout your browser through a proxy server.
Control panel>
Internet options>
Connections>
Lan settings>
Use proxy server
If i recall correctly,if you have the address of a proxy server you can route your browser traffic through that server.Anonymous proxies that is.
Fact

Hollywood, FL

#11 May 9, 2009
True, but your ISP address will not change again, until you go in and manually change it. You can also, use your Internet Explorer Browser to change your ISP configuration too, alot of people don't know this.

In fact, you don't have to buy a software program, you can simple go to a website that has this software, and type in your url address and use their servers. I have used this, and it is not very good, especially on Topix.

“Jesus loves you. ”

Since: Jan 09

Barbourville, Kentucky

#12 May 9, 2009
No, I didn't state that it was your personal line. So let me clarify. It is the personal place you logged on to your ISP. Yes, for reverse IP address tracking all you will get is a general location and the ISP. Legally.

Now, what you said has some legitimacy to it. Legally, you can only obtain that information with a court ordered subpoena. What I am suggesting, is what about illegally? Are you safe in the knowledge that you haven't made a nut mad enough to hack and track you down illegally? All it would take is for someone to hack into your provider, and look up your IP, then they would know what phone number dialed in and connected to that slot. No, it isn't legal, but it is possible.

You are also right in stating that there is no way to get someone's IP address off of topix. But, you can go to websites that show you your IP address, and that is why I warned about never giving it out.

Assuming you only use the computer at your local library, and they have a public access, which requires no login, or sign in. You probably wouldn't have anything to worry about when you slander or harass someone. If you do commit defamation of character, which is one example, be aware that legally you can be charged, even though you think you are anonymous.
FACT wrote:
NO, completely false, the last 3 digits is not ones personal line to anyones home. That number traces who your internet service provider is, and thats all. You cannot find out who a specific owner of an IP address belongs too. Only a persons internet service provider knows this information.
And if you use a large regional or nationwide ISP, the IP lookup probably reveals nothing of interest. For example, if you are an AOL subscriber, your IP address lookup will show the location as Dulles, Virginia -- regardless of where you live.
The same concepts apply to your email address. The part that follows the "@" sign is your ISP's domain name. And given the domain name, one can determine the ISP's physical location, but nothing personally identifying about the email user without a court order.
But for the truly paranoid there is software as I am using that allows you to surf the web totally annoymous. The software states, it will act as a proxy between you and your ISP, and they claim that your information cannot be subpoenaed because they do not store it.(My personal experience, I think anything can be cracked.)
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Fact

Hollywood, FL

#13 May 9, 2009
I am not talking about illegally. I know how to do it illegally. I am sure not going to post it here, or anywhere else on the net. I know how to do it.

It is not the personal place you logged onto, it is nothing but a number that has everything to do with your internet service provider. No one knows where you are logged in at, not your home or a business, except for your internet service provider.

If I hacked into someones computer, I would get more than just who their ISP is. I would have all your passwords to any place you have logged in too. Whatever you have on your computer, I am going to be able to get that info.

It doesn't matter if someone defames someone here, they are going to get away with it, unless a supenoa has been presented to get their information. I cannot do a thing about it, no matter how many ISP provider numbers you have.

That ISP number is useless to anyone and everyone, unless you have the capability of being an above average computer whiz, which would make one a hacker. It doesn't matter if I gave my ISP service provider info to someone here or anywhere, you would know absolutely, nothing about me, except if your lucky to break the code, to know where they are located. Not where I am located.

It doesn't matter if you go to a website and they get your ISP address, they get nothing except where your internet service provider is located and who they are, not the person using the computer.
Christ_like wrote:
No, I didn't state that it was your personal line. So let me clarify. It is the personal place you logged on to your ISP. Yes, for reverse IP address tracking all you will get is a general location and the ISP. Legally.
Now, what you said has some legitimacy to it. Legally, you can only obtain that information with a court ordered subpoena. What I am suggesting, is what about illegally? Are you safe in the knowledge that you haven't made a nut mad enough to hack and track you down illegally? All it would take is for someone to hack into your provider, and look up your IP, then they would know what phone number dialed in and connected to that slot. No, it isn't legal, but it is possible.
You are also right in stating that there is no way to get someone's IP address off of topix. But, you can go to websites that show you your IP address, and that is why I warned about never giving it out.
Assuming you only use the computer at your local library, and they have a public access, which requires no login, or sign in. You probably wouldn't have anything to worry about when you slander or harass someone. If you do commit defamation of character, which is one example, be aware that legally you can be charged, even though you think you are anonymous.
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“Another Day”

Since: Apr 09

Barbourville, Ky

#14 May 9, 2009
So this is what your saying...If you had my ISP service provider number that shows up on my computer, it would do you no good because that gives no information out about me. It only gives information about where my internet service provider is and who they are?
Is this correct?
Fact wrote:
I am not talking about illegally. I know how to do it illegally. I am sure not going to post it here, or anywhere else on the net. I know how to do it.
It is not the personal place you logged onto, it is nothing but a number that has everything to do with your internet service provider. No one knows where you are logged in at, not your home or a business, except for your internet service provider.
If I hacked into someones computer, I would get more than just who their ISP is. I would have all your passwords to any place you have logged in too. Whatever you have on your computer, I am going to be able to get that info.
It doesn't matter if someone defames someone here, they are going to get away with it, unless a supenoa has been presented to get their information. I cannot do a thing about it, no matter how many ISP provider numbers you have.
That ISP number is useless to anyone and everyone, unless you have the capability of being an above average computer whiz, which would make one a hacker. It doesn't matter if I gave my ISP service provider info to someone here or anywhere, you would know absolutely, nothing about me, except if your lucky to break the code, to know where they are located. Not where I am located.
It doesn't matter if you go to a website and they get your ISP address, they get nothing except where your internet service provider is located and who they are, not the person using the computer.
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Fact

Hollywood, FL

#15 May 9, 2009
Yes, correct! Also, if you have a firewall up, your firewall will stop someone trying to read your info they are pretty good at preventing alot of things. I have both.
FACT

Hollywood, FL

#16 May 9, 2009
Excuse me, but EVERYTHING I have typed here is fact and has more than just (some legitimacy) as you stated. It's fact.
Christ_like wrote:
No, I didn't state that it was your personal line. So let me clarify. It is the personal place you logged on to your ISP. Yes, for reverse IP address tracking all you will get is a general location and the ISP. Legally.
Now, what you said has some legitimacy to it. Legally, you can only obtain that information with a court ordered subpoena. What I am suggesting, is what about illegally? Are you safe in the knowledge that you haven't made a nut mad enough to hack and track you down illegally? All it would take is for someone to hack into your provider, and look up your IP, then they would know what phone number dialed in and connected to that slot. No, it isn't legal, but it is possible.
You are also right in stating that there is no way to get someone's IP address off of topix. But, you can go to websites that show you your IP address, and that is why I warned about never giving it out.
Assuming you only use the computer at your local library, and they have a public access, which requires no login, or sign in. You probably wouldn't have anything to worry about when you slander or harass someone. If you do commit defamation of character, which is one example, be aware that legally you can be charged, even though you think you are anonymous.
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“Let's do the Hokey Pokey”

Since: May 09

Laurel, MT

#17 May 9, 2009
i don't think some people knowsa what they are a talking about. wonder who? guess where iam at?

hee hee ha ha

Since: May 09

Somerset, KY

#18 May 9, 2009
wrong were both on topix. hee hee ha ha
you guys dont get it

London, KY

#19 May 9, 2009
isp is just the server.. ip is something totally different. Yeah, the law is you have to have a court order, but that won't stop people who are desperate.. one such nut arrived at the Union library - looking for a student - one year if you don't remember.
stir

United States

#21 May 10, 2009
i can

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