How to Trace an IP Address

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I bet many of you do get some or many nasty (rude) comments in your blog, am I right?

If the hatred comments are just one or two… you could easily brushed it off by pressing the delete button. But, if the person or persons keep on attacking you with lots of rude comments, that directly condemn your personal life and close families…. what should you do?

  • Cry and stop blogging? Nah.. this would do no good to you. Why would you let some unknown people to make you so sad?
  • Reply to the comments and attack the commenter back with anger? Nah.. not a good choice either. You see, this is the sole purpose of the hater… they want you to become so piss-off that you sooner or later explode to pieces.
  • Press the Delete button. Well… this could be a good thing to do if the nasty comments are only a few.

But…. I have a better solution for you. Do this and I believe the hater will never dare to leave a comment again…

Have you ever heard about IP address? No? Okay… I’ll do my best to explain in a simple way.

IP adress means Internet Protocol address

You see, whenever you get online, your computer is assigned an IP address. If you connect through the router, all of the computers on that network will share a similar Internet Protocol address; though each computer on the network will have a unique INTRAnet address.

An IP address is the Internet Protocol (IP) address given to every computer connected to the Internet. An IP address is needed to send information, much like a street address or P.O. box is needed to receive regular mail.

When someone leave a comment in your blog, usually you can see the commentator’s IP address along with the comment (in your comment dashboard). Especially if you use WordPress platform or Haloscan for Blogger. Emm.. I don’t think you can see IP address in the normal commenting system of Blogger. Can anyone check that for me? Thanks!

Well, because I’m using WordPress so it’s easy to the commenters’ IP address. Meaning, it’s easy to catch a hater in action!

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You see, I got a very rude comment in my personal blog a while ago. The very first extremely nasty comment since I involved in blogging. Instead of ignoring and deleting the comment, I decided to do something more exciting…ha..ha

I created a special blog entry about the comment, trace the IP address and show it off in the entry. Served you right, hater!

You can read my entry titled Sentap Tersentap by clicking here. Oh.. it’s in BM but the rude comment was in English.. so you can still have a look at it.

Now, let’s get to the fun part. How to trace an IP address?

1. Find the IP number you wish to check. The format of an IP address is numeric, written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. Example: 209.85.210.179

2. Go to this website. It will allow you to look up IP address information. Just type the IP number in the input box and submit.

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In many situations you could learn a few things about the IP address:

Which internet service provider (ISP) the user is using. In some cases this may be the user’s company (e.g. Ford.com). In other cases it may be just one of the large ISPs such as Telekom Malaysia.

The approximate physical location of the user (e.g. Redondo Beach, California.)

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Even though it’s not always possible to track down a specific individual, you can get enough information to take action and file a complaint if you want.

Do you think the hate commentator dare to leave more comments knowing that you have the power to trace him even if he’s hiding in a rat hole? I bet not.

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  1. woah…talking about taking matters into your own hands that doesn’t involve any “tarik2 rambut” scene or lawsuit. hehehhehe..
    .-= mamamiya´s last blog post ..Not Twins? Its Double Pregnancy! =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    mamamiya, yep.. sakit main tarik-rambut nih..he..he

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  2. sebaik WP ni ada kuar IP address..
    so,…mana2 komen sumi leh detect..
    tp so far lom terima lalat hingap lagi..
    hahahaha
    .-= sumijelly´s last blog post ..3 adik beradik perempuan =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    sumijelly, WP banyak good features kan.. anyone nak pakai domain sendiri should use WP

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  3. thanks a lot for the info!really!
    .-= i am a mummy´s last blog post ..raya post again =-.

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  4. huhuh.. bes gak bler dpt tak IP ni..

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  5. oh. tapi i tak pakai WP. so ip add tak appear. hmmm..
    .-= i am a mummy´s last blog post ..raya post again =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    i am a mummy, tu la.. i think blogger commenting system tak nampak.. maybe kalo pakai JSKit guna Haloscan tu nampak kot (me not sure coz tak pakai that also)

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    mamibizi Reply:

    Kalau pakai jskit bley nampak ip address org yg bg komen.. Ann pakai jskit untuk ruangan komen.. Nak posting pix, xley so xbley nk tunjuk ye…

    Lg 1, if pakai jskit bley private message org yg posting tu if dia pun pakai jskit…

    cehhh… ann dah jd tukang iklan xberbayar plak utk jskit..

    huhuhu
    .-= mamibizi´s last blog post ..Selamat HAri RAya =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    ann, he..he.. good info tu.. thanks!

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  6. me pernah kena lalat hinggap ni satu ketika dulu & dah ban ip add dia..rupa2-rupanya lalat hinggap kejenyer dengki kat orang yang buat homeschool, dia pernah masuk mamafiza punyer blog, dah attack banyak kali then me pulak jadi next tempat hinggap dia.Mamafiza dah lama watch-out lalat ni so she traced sampai to my chatterbox.kes selesai.selingan cerita. Ahaks!
    .-= Hanz´s last blog post ..Toddler Monthly Notes: Your 16-Month-Old =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    hanz, oh sungguh busuk lalat tu ye.. dengki tak hingat

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  7. Saya la kan kalo saya tak suka sangat/tak hati sangat I terus je bg tau DAN tinggal nama penuh dan alamat. HAHAHAHAH@!~
    .-= Jiji´s last blog post ..I miss the old me. Tsk. =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    jiji, that should be the way la.. senang nak face to face.. nak ber-tomoi ke..tinju ke.. tae-kwon-do ke… ni baling batu sembunyi tangan..ha..ha

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  8. lme gak x ‘hinggap’ kt sini.. ekekeke….. mcm2 ragam mnsia.. eus pn sme.. pnah terkena gak! tp klo blogspot, cmne nk trace?!

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    littlemama Reply:

    eus, hopefully ada yg expert dgn blogspot boleh share kot ada cara tengok IP commenters.. so far me tak nampak la sebab jarang guna

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  9. Huhu…alhamdulillah
    so far, saya xder terima lg rude2 comment nih.

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    littlemama Reply:

    ada, bagus tu lalat takde singgah.. lalat ni kadang dia aim main hentam je

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  10. halosca kena bayar ek?
    .-= Qastalani´s last blog post ..Baby Bear Penakut (seyes lawak giler) =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    qastalani, rasanya tak.. kena instal JSKit dalam blogger baru komen sistem boleh pakai haloscan

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    karipapsayur Reply:

    tp bila nak install dia kata fee $12 setahun tuh.. camne pulak?? Anyone yang terror, pls help me okehh
    .-= karipapsayur´s last blog post ..Oh my.. "mak cik-makcik" style =-.

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    mamibizi Reply:

    pakai jskit free aje…
    bleh tengok ip address.. just kene register..
    pastu bley decide nak moderate br post atau nak biar free comments.. ann biar posted je trus tapi komen xbest tu delete ler..
    .-= mamibizi´s last blog post ..Selamat HAri RAya =-.

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    Qastalani Reply:

    baru lps install jskit. tp comments terus appear kat comment box laaa. cmne nk buat biar appear lps kita approve ek? nk ubah kt “moderation settings” tapi xda button save pun. lepas tutup terus back seperti biasa.. bole tolong kalau tahu?
    .-= Qastalani´s last blog post ..MANGSA BULI CONTEST =-.

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  11. Thanks Kak Ros for the info. Blog BabyIntan pon recently ada gak kena hinggap ngan “lalat” cam gini :( Next time leh trace sama itu “lalat”…ha ha ha!

    Really lah org2 jenis nie mmg ada masalah jiwa dan mental kot..
    .-= Intan´s last blog post ..Raya Holiday! =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    intan, a ah.. lalat ni kan senang membiak.. kurang kasih sayang lalat-lalat ni semua.. nak attention tu..ahaks

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  12. hehe…best pulak citer pasal lalat2 ni..
    lalat2 ni hinggap kat blog yg popular…so, maknanya..kalau lalat tak hinggap kat blog kita..tak fofular la…tuu..hehhe
    so, terimalah lalat2 ni dengan senyuman… celupkan dgn air sirap…buang dan minum.. :twisted:

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    littlemama Reply:

    djazzxp, kih..kih..kih.. lagi bagus spray je dengan ridsect.

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  13. paling tak best bila ada sesetengah ‘lalat2′ ni sebarkan cerita tah hape2 pasal kita kat blog dia. siap bagi link lagik. tapi yang bestnya makin tinggilah hits kat blog kita. murah hati en. nanang nak tambah duit. haha.

    ~tak suka lalat~

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    littlemama Reply:

    zety, ahah.. lalat yang macam ni okey gak.. lagi tambah glamer blog kita tu… boleh up ranking lagi

    next time kalo ada lalat komen2 je, reply minta dia buat special blog entry pasal kita…yeha.. emm tapi lalat ni selalunya takut nak tunjuk diri.. selalu jadik anon je…ha..ha

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  14. Wowww…. Good 1!!!! But how about blogger??? Tak dapat ke??? Sedihhh… T_T :sad:
    .-= Cathj´s last blog post ..Comment for ProjectAlpha : Blogger Nicole =-.

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    Mommy Lyna Reply:

    check here : http://mysuperkids.net/how-to-trace-your-visitors-ip
    .-= Mommy Lyna´s last blog post ..Kids Activity – Fish Feeding at Desa Parkcity =-.

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  15. kak ros, check here http://mysuperkids.net/how-to-trace-your-visitors-ip
    .-= Mommy Lyna´s last blog post ..Kids Activity – Fish Feeding at Desa Parkcity =-.

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    littlemama Reply:

    mommy lyna, thanks dear! yg pakai blogger tu boleh register pakai stat counter..WP pun boleh… di samping dapat analisa visitors numbers & trend, kita boleh gak check IP address lalat tau.

    free je stat counter ni ok… dah tau IP senang dah nak trace…yeha!

    so lalat, jangan main2 dengan mak-mak bloggers tau.. we rule the world!

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  16. thanks to karipapsayur sbb tanya pasal moderation mode utk jskit.. dia memang autosave, so pas klik tu xpayah wat apape dah.. effect dia bkn realtime yer cik puann.. ann try dia makan masa dlm 30min gak (try sbb ann x on kan moderation mode.. lalat² yg mengganggu, ann ban trus ip dia pas delete..)

    utk keterangan lanjut bley check kat link http://mamibizi.blogspot.com/2009/09/selamat-hari-raya.html

    jgn ditanya kenapa jawap dlm posting raya.. (dah org tanya dlm posting tu, ann jawap ajelah, ye tak..

    pix tu kalo nak besarkan, klik yer… ann lupa nak resize..
    kuang³ :lol:
    .-= mamibizi´s last blog post ..Selamat HAri RAya =-.

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  17. There is a faster way to check the geolocation of an IP address. You can just put the IP address at the back of http://www.ip2location.com for example http://www.ip2location.com/209.85.210.179 then you will get the geographical information of that IP address such as country, region, state, city, latitude, longitude, zip code, Internet service provider (ISP), time zone, connection speed, domain name, IDD country code, area code and weather station name.

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  18. I am using Akismet to block those spam comments and they work just fine. By the way, that’s an interesting article from you. :)
    GanChinHock.com´s last blog post post ..How to check your IP address

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