Chapter 8

Tracing IP Addresses Through the Internet

Tracing an IP address requires understanding of the protocols and the concepts of SMTP movement of email through Mail Transfer Agents. This chapter introduces the reader to the techniques and tools required to trace Internet Protocol (IP) addresses found online, which is a fundamental investigative skill of the twenty-first century. Various website resources for looking up IP addresses and Domain registrations are covered. Additionally, the investigative utility of exploring Domain Name System records is reviewed. The use and limitations of geolocation information are also noted. Methods to recover email from web-based mail storage clients are explored. Finally, common methods for concealing ...

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