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Searching I.P addresses and pinging

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:47 am
by Sleymo
Hey im basically wandering how is it possible for me to search for I.P addresses? like do i need to use programs to do it? also if i was pinging someone would they be able to trace it back to me and find out i was pinging them?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:31 pm
by robocoder
You could use "ping" to discover devices on the Internet (by their IP address). However, there are technical limitations:
  • Firewall rules may prevent the device from returning a response.
  • ping packets are low priority and not guaranteed delivery -- busy routers are free to drop packets.
Lastly, ping is intended to be used as a diagnostic tool. Pinging the entire IP address space (or the subset that is allocated/assigned) is not only bad form, it could be considered a violation of your ISP's Terms of Service.