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Message 498884 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 2:47:51 UTC

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it

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Message 498890 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 3:08:21 UTC - in response to Message 498884.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it


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Message 498891 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 3:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 498884.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it

Assuming that it was sending back results to your account, you should be able to do this yourself (you can see the information, but other users cannot). Go to your account, click on view computers. Click on the specific computer. Click on view IP address (near the top).

I hope that you get the machine back.
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Message 498900 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 3:38:18 UTC - in response to Message 498891.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it

Assuming that it was sending back results to your account, you should be able to do this yourself (you can see the information, but other users cannot). Go to your account, click on view computers. Click on the specific computer. Click on view IP address (near the top).

I hope that you get the machine back.


I hope we get it back too.

Here's what it showed me for that machine:

IP address 192.168.0.2
(same the last 272 times)
External IP address 207.224.73.215

How does one find out what ISP this is?


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Message 498916 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 4:33:31 UTC
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Admiral, go to this site and type in the address number into the search.
All the detail is there. how to complain and e-mail address's also
http://www.arin.net/whois/

Remember, this will only tell you who the service provider is.
But they know the home address of the ip number
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Message 498923 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 5:05:09 UTC - in response to Message 498900.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it

Assuming that it was sending back results to your account, you should be able to do this yourself (you can see the information, but other users cannot). Go to your account, click on view computers. Click on the specific computer. Click on view IP address (near the top).

I hope that you get the machine back.


I hope we get it back too.

Here's what it showed me for that machine:

IP address 192.168.0.2
(same the last 272 times)
External IP address 207.224.73.215

How does one find out what ISP this is?



207.224.73.215 traced to: 207-224-73-215.mpls.qwest.net

Looks like it's in Minnesota with Qwest Communications as the ISP

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Message 498925 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 5:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 498923.

207.224.73.215 traced to: 207-224-73-215.mpls.qwest.net

My whois shows Qwest in Denver Colorado.
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Message 498942 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 5:54:44 UTC - in response to Message 498925.
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207.224.73.215 traced to: 207-224-73-215.mpls.qwest.net

My whois shows Qwest in Denver Colorado.

Yep, Denver. But you could be living thousands of miles away and
using them as your service provider.

But your culprit probally lives there. Local phone company.

Its exciting, we need the Admiral to keep us up to date with the cops
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Message 498943 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 5:59:14 UTC - in response to Message 498900.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it

Assuming that it was sending back results to your account, you should be able to do this yourself (you can see the information, but other users cannot). Go to your account, click on view computers. Click on the specific computer. Click on view IP address (near the top).

I hope that you get the machine back.


I hope we get it back too.

Here's what it showed me for that machine:

IP address 192.168.0.2
(same the last 272 times)
External IP address 207.224.73.215

How does one find out what ISP this is?



call the cops man....how long ago was it stolen?

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Message 498945 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 6:03:41 UTC

Front page headline in the newspapers and on the tv

Americas Dumbest Criminals

seti@home foiled the Laptop theif


No kidding, it could be a great publicity stunt to raise public awareness
of this project. At just the right time to help with the fund raiseing.
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Message 498946 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 6:17:30 UTC - in response to Message 498884.

Wife's laptop was stolen and It sent results yesterday. If I can find out what IP address it used, the cops might be able to retireve it


Wow, it sounds like you guys did this without me. It's not the first time that SETI@home was used to track a stolen laptop. If you have the aprroximate time of the last contact (or if you give me the host ID number), I can look in the logs to see if there is any more information. But beyond the IP address, which you already have, there's probably not much in there.

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Message 498948 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 6:30:53 UTC - in response to Message 498945.

Front page headline in the newspapers and on the tv

Americas Dumbest Criminals

seti@home foiled the Laptop theif


No kidding, it could be a great publicity stunt to raise public awareness
of this project. At just the right time to help with the fund raiseing.


I am interested to see how this turns out...

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Message 498953 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 6:43:21 UTC - in response to Message 498948.

Front page headline in the newspapers and on the tv

Americas Dumbest Criminals

seti@home foiled the Laptop theif


No kidding, it could be a great publicity stunt to raise public awareness
of this project. At just the right time to help with the fund raiseing.


I am interested to see how this turns out...

Me too Michael. If they get the thief i'll be contacting Irish and British newspapers and TV aswell to see if they are interested in the story.

I would love to see this project get a boost. It would be realy good publicity.
Never know, I might pick up a member or 2 for my team out of it!
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Message 498980 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 9:14:32 UTC

Yeah, the address in the whois lookup will be whatever address was registered by the entity that owns the IP - probably their corporate headquarters. But a reverse DNS lookup yields this hostname:

207-224-73-215.mpls.qwest.net

which is presumably a subscriber in Minneapolis as Dark Angel pointed out.

So you are in Ireland and your laptop is in Minnesota? It gets around!

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Message 498996 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 11:08:14 UTC - in response to Message 498980.
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I'm following this too. We had a team member a couple of years back that got his laptop back the same way, with the cops tracing the IP returned by his SETI client running hidden as a service.

Edit: Same member got a client's PC back the same way with BOINC after an employee "misplaced" it.
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Message 499058 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 14:31:26 UTC
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1. use these phone numbers (below) and anybody that has the time - start calling . . . (i am calling to 'track' this)

2. try using this: ID Serve

note: whoever has the computer is 'obviously' off-line @ this time 08:50 AM EST (US)

207.224.73.215:80
207-224-73-215.mpls.qwest.net
204.147.80.81 (qwest.net)

Qwest Communications International Inc. 1801 California St. Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303 . 992 . 1400 Fax: 303 . 992 . 1724
Toll Free: 800 . 899 . 7780

Key People @ QWEST - Chairman and CEO - Richard C. (Dick) Notebaert, Vice Chairman and CFO - Oren G. Shaffer, EVP Operations - Barry K. Allen


> collects your name, address, telephone number, billing and payment information, and e-mail address
> Contact Qwest? For questions about our privacy policies, please e-mail us at privacy@Qwest.com

QWEST
Residential Customers - 800 . 244 . 1111
Business Customers - 800 . 603 . 6000
Qwest DSL® (with Qwest.net as ISP) - 888 . 777 . 9569
Qwest DSL (with other ISP) - 800 . 247 . 7285
Qwest DSL Proâ„¢ (with any ISP) - 800 . 903 . 5003
Actiontec® Wireless modem - 888 . 436 . 0657
> 24 hours, seven days a week

let's see what we can do . . .

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Message 499114 - Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 16:15:59 UTC - in response to Message 498996.

I'm following this too. We had a team member a couple of years back that got his laptop back the same way, with the cops tracing the IP returned by his SETI client running hidden as a service.

Edit: Same member got a client's PC back the same way with BOINC after an employee "misplaced" it.

Also, in both instances, Scott had given the information to the investigating officers, who quickly used the IP address to track down the suspect. Just give your investigating officer a call, they'll be thrilled to solve one so easily.

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Message 499629 - Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 22:08:25 UTC
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My VisualRoute tool also shows that the actual trace route ends in Minneapolis. QWest's administrative office is at 1801 California Street in Denver, Colorado, though. That may explain Misfit's Denver Whois finding.

I think the person in possession is in the St. Paul - Minneapolis twin cities area. And yes, that IS a long way from Ireland, which makes me think: Maybe the thief sold it on eBay and shipped it? It's a possible lead. Maybe the police could contact eBay and see if anyone recently sold a laptop from a seller in Ireland to a purchaser in Minneapolis-St.Paul's?


These two email addresses may be helpful for you, or for the police:

http://abuse@qwest.net

http://ipadmin@qwest.com


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Message 499758 - Posted: 9 Jan 2007, 1:52:50 UTC - in response to Message 499629.


And yes, that IS a long way from Ireland, which makes me think: Maybe the thief sold it on eBay and shipped it? It's a possible lead. Maybe the police could contact eBay and see if anyone recently sold a laptop from a seller in Ireland to a purchaser in Minneapolis-St.Paul's?




The OP has not said they are from Ireland... WADR...





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Message 499804 - Posted: 9 Jan 2007, 3:31:13 UTC - in response to Message 499629.
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My VisualRoute tool also shows that the actual trace route ends in Minneapolis. QWest's administrative office is at 1801 California Street in Denver, Colorado, though. That may explain Misfit's Denver Whois finding.

I think the person in possession is in the St. Paul - Minneapolis twin cities area. And yes, that IS a long way from Ireland, which makes me think: Maybe the thief sold it on eBay and shipped it? It's a possible lead. Maybe the police could contact eBay and see if anyone recently sold a laptop from a seller in Ireland to a purchaser in Minneapolis-St.Paul's?


These two email addresses may be helpful for you, or for the police:

http://abuse@qwest.net

http://ipadmin@qwest.com


Good Luck! :)

Hang on a second, i'm from Ireland, but i did'nt fly over and nick this guys lap top. Read the thread again from the start.

Admiral Marith, is the guy who has this issue. And he's an american. I'm only doing some commenting on it, maby to help him get it back.

ME, inocent until proven guilty. Ever the airlines will back me up to say that i have not been doing any flying lately. And i'm on the same rubbish computer for yonks.

The conclusion to this thread will come from "Admiral Marith". Does anyone know how we can contact him to find out if he got it back. That's the deal clincher here.
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