Help - IP Address dispute to settle
On another forum (non IT) I go on, a topic arose about IP addresses. Some guy (who clearly doesnt know a huge amount about IT) reckoned he used a tool to find out users home addresses from their IP address.
Unless I've really missed something, surely this is not possible? The block of IP addresses is registered to the ISP, not an individual user, and even if an ISP gives out fixed addresses, surely still there is no external way to find out who is using that, without going through the ISP (and them agreeing to provide you with data)
This guy seems certain hes done it, I reckon hes not so much a lier as just misinformed - fairly sure the only address he could would be that of an ISP?
If I'm wrong I'm happy to admit it (and perhaps resign if my knowledge is this far wrong!), I'd just like someone to clarify :)