Tracing your IP and the hops made is easy. Remember this is different from finding your IP address. You can easily get your IP address by simply running the ‘ping’ command. This tutorial will show you the geographical locations travelled by the data between your system and some remote address.
What is an IP address?
An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is usually a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
How to trace your IP?
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What are these addresses?
They are steps data has to travel while going from your computer to the website you wish to. This is how it works.
Showing above is a trace map. It starts from India (1to 5) –> then to Europe, North America , Africa(??)…whatever where the remote website is located or hosted, it doesn’t make much sense to route that so much but anyway this is how it works.
Note that this tracemap is difficult to get automatically and most of the software are paid versions, so you have to manually find that following the simple procedure below.
Ok so now that you have the list of addresses listed in number 1 to a maximum of 30 or 32 hops. All you need to do is to go to this site : http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup
Now just type in the addresses one by one and you end up with a link map.
I’ll show you one example :
Make a list and create your trace map and you are done. Have a nice time and enjoy!