Geographically locating IP addresses

I always loved this subject. In movies they are all so cool about it. It’s all like:

Sir, his ip is 123.123.123.123.
Go  ahead triangulate it so we can nail him.
Sir, we have got him, he is in bla bla bla

Last night a buddy of mine asked me if it was possible to geolocate an IP address, he was interested for fun where the hell his “viagra” spammer lived. So triggered by his question I started investigating the possible methods and resoures to geolocate an IP address and at the same time find out how realistic hollywood is in it’s movies.

Continue reading “Geographically locating IP addresses”