Sorry if wrong forum...
I am looking for how to find more information about a specific IP address: 192.168.1.2
My dumb husband has a mysterious email he doesn't think I know about. I saw it on his yahoo! mail acct under the "check other mail" box that they have for POP addresses. I'd mind my own business, but he asked for help quitting his habit of too much time on naughty sites. :eek: So now I am nosy.
The address he is checking from yahoo is (hisname)@192.168.1.2
I looked up the IP address and got
Org.ID: IANA, and NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG & BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG, and a message to see RFC 1918 for additional information. From a few googles I found that the IP address is similar to those other people say they have noticed trying to access their broadband connection all the time. Also found that this one of a range of "private" IP's, but may be related to "blackhole.isi.edu." Every now and then an Admin assumes a virus or a Trojaner is on their system.
I Found a site that says "In the RFC 1918 three IP nets for the use are reserved in private nets:
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 (10/8)
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12)
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16). IP addresses from these nets may not be used in the InterNet."
I guess I just want any information you can give me. I tried just clicking the "check email for 192.... link in yahoo!, but 192... "terminated the connection". Maybe this is because it is old and now defunct? Or because it deflects reverse lookups? Is it possible to find out any more info abt the address?
Maybe it doesn't matter and I just have to assume that he has just created an email address at some alternate site that either just happens to be very cryptic and mysterious, or (more likely) is mysterious on purpose.
I wouldn't spy, but he's the one who asked for help and I am also sick of the stupid spyware we keep picking up (although that has decreased some by using appropriate anti-spyware). Also, I am a little concerned that this stupid address is not trustworthy and is a window for hackers through our anti-spy&virus software and firewall. Can I get reassurance that we are safe from that anyway?