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Determining an IP adress from a Myspace message or other networking community

By southerngirldfw
Jul 16, 2006
  1. Is there a way to locate an IP address of messages sent within Myspace or another type of community site? I have been getting very suspicious messages and I am pretty sure I know who is sending them, but need the IP address to confirm.

    I know nothing about computers other than how to turn one on, so please keep that in mind when sending instructions (if any).

    Thanks!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The best thing you can do is contact the site administrators and tell them what`s going on. They will be able to find out who`s sending you the suspicious messages and do something about it.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. southerngirldfw

    southerngirldfw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Ok, thanks. So I'm guessing figuring it out myself is not an option. The messages are not really threatening or worth me bringing it to anyones attention, I just wanted the satisfaction of knowing I was right.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    Hello and welcome.

    Click on the link below and download and install the software.(some broken links but france works)
    http://www.tucows.com/get/330100_125407

    the software is easy to use (select packet mode but will not neccessarily work with all network cards).
    it shows you the ip of where trafic is being sent from.
    but it might just show you the the router (it depends on the network setup)

    there's also this one "packet analyzer pro" which is has more features and will definately work whatever type of network interface you have, and it shows the endpoints so you will definately know the source ip.
    (as it's a demo it stops after half an hour so you will have to shut it off and start it up again to keep monitoring)
    think it might even give you the computer name.

    http://www.javvin.com/downloads2.html

    happy investigations
     
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