How to Find the IP Address of a Remote Computer

Many of us may be curious to know how to find the IP address of your friend’s computer or to find the IP address of the person with whom you are chatting in Yahoo messenger or Gtalk. In this post I’ll show you how to find the IP address of a remote computer in simple steps.

I have created a PHP script to make it easier for you to find the IP address of the remote computer of your choice. Here is a step-by-step process to find out the IP address.

1. Download the IP Finder script (IP_Finder.ZIP) that I have created.

2. Open a new account in X10Hosting (or any free host that supports PHP).

3. Extract the IP_Finder.ZIP file and upload the two files ip.php and ip_log.txt into the root folder of your hosting account using the File Manager.

4. You can rename the ip.php to any name of your choice.

5. Set the permission to 777 on ip_log.txt.

Now you are all set to find the IP address of your friend or any remote computer of your choice. All you have to do is send the link of ip.php to your friend or the person with whom you’re chatting. Once the person click’s on the link, his/her IP address is recorded in the file ip_log.txt.

For your better understanding let’s take up the following example.

Suppose you open a new account in X10hosting.com with the subdomain as abc, then your IP Finder link would be

You have to send the above link to you friend via email or while chatting and ask him to visit that link. Once your friend clicks on the link, his IP address will be recorded along with the Date and Time in the ip_log.txt file. After recording the IP address, the script will redirect the person to google.com so as to avoid any suspicion.

To find the recorded IP address check the logs using the following link.

The sample log will be in the following format

79.92.144.237 Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:27 PM
59.45.144.237 Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:28 PM
123.92.144.237 Thursday 07th of May 2009 05:31:31 PM

NOTE: You have to replace abc with your subdomain name.

IP Address Grabbing using PHP Script

This is an easy method to grab someones IP address using php scripts . What u all need to do is just copy the code below and paste it in notepad and save it as ip.php or anything.

Upload it on any free hosting websites (which support php) like http://www.ripway.com

Give the link to victim, as soon as the victim clicks on the link IP will be grabbed into a text file in the free hosting site.

<?php
$hostname = gethostbyaddr($_SERVER[‘REMOTE_ADDR’]);
$img_number = imagecreate(400,95);
$backcolor = imagecolorallocate($img_number,10,102,153);
$textcolor = imagecolorallocate($img_number,255,255,255);

imagefill($img_number,0,0,$backcolor);
$number0 = ” This is Your IP/Proxy”;
$number1 = ” IP: $_SERVER[HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR]”;
$number2 = ” Host/Proxy: $hostname”;
$number4 = ” _________________________________”;

Imagestring($img_number,10,5,5,$number0,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,5,25,$number1,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,5,45,$number2,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,5,50,$number4,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,8,50,$number4,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,5,10,$number4,$textcolor);
Imagestring($img_number,10,8,10,$number4,$textcolor);

header(“Content-type: image/png”);
imagepng($img_number);
$file=fopen(“Name-here-to-protect-the-File.txt”,”a”);
$file2 = “- IP joined – IP/Proxy: $_SERVER[HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR] – Host: $hostname – ‘\n’ “;
fwrite($file, $file2);
fclose($file);
?>

Download Script From here

How to surf web anonymously with TOR

We all many times use proxies for staying anonymous on internet. Lets quickly check out , what we are actually doing while using proxies. We first connect to a proxy server which brings resources requested by us from the web server.

Thus a proxy server hides our identity by acting as an intermediary between us and the web server that we are accessing. Suppose we break into a server using a proxy server thinking that we are anonymous. But what if owner of web server starts enquiring about the clients connecting to it using the proxy server  and it is possible that owners of proxy server might  reveal our identity. This means we cant actually rely on proxy servers for being anonymous online. Here comes the concept of THE ONION ROUTING (TOR) into picture. By using this , the client traffic is supposed to be passed from three different servers or nodes before reaching to actual web server. It may randomly take any path through any three nodes.

Lets consider it has taken path shown by green arrows. Now

* Node 1 knows only actual origin(client) but not actual destinantion(web server).
*Node 5 neither knows actual origin nor actual destinantion.
*Node 9 knows actual destination but not actual origin.

Thus no one exactly knows which client is accessing which web server. So it is highly anonymous.

Installing and Using TOR:

Step 1. Download the TOR client from the given link and run the setup .

http://www.ziddu.com/download/12331095/vidalia-bundle-0.2.1.26-0.2.10-1.exe.html

Note: You need to install a Mozilla firefox add on which is included in package you have downloaded to use Tor.

Step 2. Open the ‘Vidalia Control Panel’ from the task bar and Click on ‘Start Tor’.

Step3. Now open Mozilla Firefox browser, single click on red highlighted ‘Tor Disabled’ on right corner of browser and it will turn to green highlighted ‘Tor Enabled’.

Now just log on to ‘www.whatismyip.com‘ and you will see your new public IP address that will keep changing after an interval of time according to the path randomly taken by web traffic through three different nodes.