Checking others IP

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by iwod, Jul 24, 2005.

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  1. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    This seems like a silly question to ask on a secuirty forum. But is it possible to check someone 's IP on a forum?

    With my limited knowledge i think it is "no" apart from you are a forum admin. But sometimes you see someone posting like "he" has double account and show both account points to same IP. Or somthing like "he" is from xxxxx. showing his IP points to which country... etc.

    How is that done?
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    Speaking of Wilders only....your IP is not publicly known or displayed....and yes the Admin\s are the only one's privy to this address.

    As for other Forums....there are indeed Forums where ones IP is shown under their Avatar....or in the case of a Guest the general area where an Avatar would be.
  3. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    southern Ont. Canada
    It's possible, of course, that someone not too "swift" could put that info in their own sig or "From". But (as you've probably already seen with email addys) I'm sure one of the mods would quickly spot that and remove it, leaving a note that it's not a very brilliant thing to post.
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