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tracert and what it does


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#1 zzooo9

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:35 PM

when looking up an IP from an e mail, if it is from yahoo it will show yahoo´s IP..will a tracert show more, like the geo area it started from?

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:58 PM

No a tracert(traceroute) will not show the geographical it originated from. It will show you all the different 'hops' it took from origination to destination. Then you do a search on the originating IP to find more information. It would be a two step process. But just a tracert will not give you everything you want but it will get you half the information.

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