DNS Lookup

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  1. Miyuki

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  9. Gentle Giant

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    Free online network utilities, from Central Ops net. http://centralops.net/co/

    Cool things you can do:

    AnalyzePath - Do a simple, graphical traceroute.
    AutoWhois - Get Whois records automatically for domains worldwide.
    Browser Mirror - See what your browser reveals.
    Domain Check - See if a domain is available.
    Domain Dossier - Investigate domains and IP addresses. Get registrant information, DNS records, and more.
    Email Dossier - Validate and investigate email addresses.
    NsLookup - Look up various domain resource records with this version of the classic NsLookup utility.
    Ping - See if a host is reachable.
    Traceroute - Trace the network path from this server to another.
    TcpQuery - Grab a web page, look up a domain, and more.
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  10. Dick H Box

    Dick H Box Samurai

    One for the techies, & very useful for the rest of us.

    It's free, very simple to use, & can be added to your browser's search-bar (definitely in Firefox, maybe in Internet Explorer).
    You can go into great detail with this tool, or just get the simple stuff we mostly use in AFI.

    Brief intro from the home-page. (It uses your IP as a clickable example)
    A good tool, I use it a lot.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  11. Ben

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  12. Niseag

    Niseag Samurai

    IP Tracing

    Its all good to trace IP addresses however keep in mind they can be faked or just rerouted, it all depends how good in computers someone is to establish and use proxies, mirror site and tunneling etc, by itself the IP locator can only provide an indication
  13. Dick H Box

    Dick H Box Samurai

    WorldIP 2.02 Firefox add-on

    These tools, which include an add-on for Firefox, give lot's more data about the site you're looking at, accurate location, ping, trace, reverse DNS, all from the context-menu, or an icon on the status-bar, & more on the main site.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  14. Jessica

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  15. Veka

    Veka Samurai

    Sorry to post on old thread but IP and domain trace are kinda right in my field of spam fighting. Here is couple with short explanations.

    InterNIC WHOIS
    This covers ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC, RIPE and AFRINIC databases in .aero, .arpa, .asia, .biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .edu, .info, .int, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, and .travel domains.
    InterNIC is basically common peoples interface to communicate with ICANN (the nets big boss) see also home http://www.internic.net/index.html and find own way to use it.

    Jørgen Mash's DNS database list
    Can trace IP or domain and uses huge database of blacklists ie. wide results.
    Slightly confusing results and needs fair ammount of users judgement.

    Several easy tools to trace IP and a cesipher to process email headers with option to send abuses.

    Cisco IronPort SenderBase Security Network
    Gives a good report to judge how reliable is an IP when talking about email source.
    Needs users judgement and little bit of knowledge obtained by experience.
    (IronPort is behind of easy and popular spam reporting service Spamcop.net
    Please register an accout there and post any abusive mail in.)

    Enter an address, netblock or hostname you wish to check.
    Again more focused on spam but might be useful to spot a bad source.

    The AHBL is a database of hosts that have been known to cause various forms of abuse on the Internet which includes UCE/UBE/spam, Denial Of Service attacks, cracking attempts, and much more.

    This is not a real lookup service like others but they are recognized by New Scotland Yard, FBI and other major LE.
    Focused in spam again but if you find IP here its propably really bad one.
  16. Techmaster

    Techmaster Ninja

    Hmmm.... That's weird! For some strange reason, the embedded URL isn't working right. Let's try this URL: http://dawhois.com/

    Same site as the above URL that isn't working right.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  17. Ben

    Ben Samurai

  18. Techmaster

    Techmaster Ninja

    DNS traversal checker

    Another terrific tool is called squishy wishy woo (no, not a joke).
    It can take some time to process your request, so patience is required.

    This version is new and still under testing, so there might be a few bugs lingering around.

    If you run into any problems, you can still use the old version at http://www.squish.net/dnscheck/v1.html
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