Monday, September 13, 2010

How to Trace Any IP Address

Posted by Sumit Rana

In my earlier post I had discussed abouthow to capture the IP address of a remote computer. Once you obtain this IP address it is necessary to trace it back to it’s source. So in this post I will show you how to trace any IP address back to it’s source. In fact tracing an IP address is very simple and easy than we think. There exists many websites through which you can trace any IP address back to it’s source. One of my favorite site is

    Just go to and enter the IP address that you want to trace in the dialog box and click on “Find Location”‘. With just a click of a button you can find the following information for any given IP address.

    1. Country in which the IP is located

    2. Region

    3. City

    4. Latitude/Longitude

    5. Zip Code

    6. Time Zone

    7. Name of the ISP

    8. Internet Speed

    9. Weather Station

    10. Area Code and

    11. Domain name associated with the IP address.

    A sample snapshot of the results from is given below

    You can also visually trace route any IP address back to it’s location. For this just visit and enter the IP you want to trace in the dialog box and hit the “Proxy Trace” button. Wait for few seconds and the visual trace route tool displays the path Internet packets traverse to reach a specified destination. Hope this helps. Please pass you comments.

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    Take Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows 7 – An Easy Way

    Posted by Sumit Rana

    If you are a Windows 7 user, then you are most likely be aware of the fact that you need toTAKE OWNERSHIP of files and folders before you can make any changes to them. This feature was introduced in order to prevent any unauthorized changes from being made to the system files. However it can be little annoying to follow a long list of procedure every time you want to take ownership of a certain file or folder. So to make this job simpler, I have found a nice tool called Take Ownership Shell Extension which adds the “Take Ownership” option to the Windows context menu. This makes taking ownership too simple and requires no more than a click.

      Just run the portable tool kit and click on the “Install” button. This will add the “Take Ownership” option onto the context menu. To take ownership all you need to do is, just right-click on any of the desired file or folder and click the option “Take Ownership“.

      In case if you wish to uninstall this tool at any time, you can just run the tool again and click on the ”Uninstall” button. I hope you like this tool. This works on both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. You can download it from the following link.

      Download Take Ownership Shell Extention

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