[plug] re; locating a persons location via static ip address

Jon Miller jonl711 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 9 16:56:57 WST 2012

The IP address seems to be the address of the exchange that the user connects to, I had a look at the headers of the e-mail and the originating ip address points to the wellington exchange of Telstra (X-Originating-IP: []).
This is all we can see.  We just know that all 3 people uses the same exchange which leads us to believe that the 3 people are the same.  Also the police now has called the individual and told her a restraining orders has been applied and will be sent to her.


From: Tim White 
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:53 PM
To: plug at plug.org.au 
Subject: Re: [plug] re; locating a persons location via static ip address

On 21/09/12 17:55, Jon Miller wrote:

  I've got a client that is having problems with a stalker that is constantly sending him e-mails and text message  .  I know they are using Hotmail and are on the Telstra Exchange on Wellington street.  Is there a way to locate them any further or does the client need to take this to either Telstra or the police?  He has been to the police and because she isn't doing a full on threat they will not allow him to take out a Restraining order, but all these emails and text messages she's sending is causing him and his family some grief.  The stalker has sent hundreds of emails with different identities in the name but from the same location (X-Originating-IP: [121.215.xxx.xxx) .  

If they don't already know the stalkers identify, finding it out can be hard as the ISP (Telstra) can't give you that information. What they can do though, is investigate the "abuse" report you can send them, with evidence of the "abuse" coming from that IP. Short of that, you need to get the police involved. If you keep prodding electronically, you might find yourself on the wrong side of the fence with the law, both in privacy and "network" intrusions.

Text's can always be blocked by your phone provider. Email filtering shouldn't be too hard given they all come from the same ip address.



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