will it log my IP

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Stamitz, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Stamitz

    Stamitz Guest

    If I use a ping command to visit a remote server, or if I use Nmap, Lanspy
    etc. to look at a remote server, will my IP be logged on that server ?

    Stamitz
     
    Stamitz, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. Stamitz

    ~David~ Guest

    It all depends.

    In most cases ping won't, as ICMP requests like ping usually are not logged to a
    machine, unless the admin is paranoid and set up logging software to log those
    events.

    Nmap will probably get logged by most firewalls at most sites as an attempt to
    port scan or flood the machine. There are ways one can use to try and mask the
    source with nmap.

    In general there are ways to mask and spoof IP addresses and hide locations.
    Read up and don't do anything illegal.


    Stamitz wrote:
    > If I use a ping command to visit a remote server, or if I use Nmap, Lanspy
    > etc. to look at a remote server, will my IP be logged on that server ?
    >
    > Stamitz
    >
    >
     
    ~David~, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. Stamitz wrote:

    > If I use a ping command to visit a remote server, or if I use Nmap, Lanspy
    > etc. to look at a remote server, will my IP be logged on that server ?


    It's entirely possible, so you have to assume it will be. In fact I'd say
    it's likely, but whether or not it will be noticed depends on how much
    activity you generate in their logs over what period of time, and how busy
    the server is normally. An occasional ping sent to one of Google's servers
    would be like a rain drop in an ocean. Probably not even logged. A port
    scan of a machine on some obscure server would almost certainly be seen by
    a human and investigated.
     
    Borked Pseudo Mailed, Jun 4, 2006
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