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XCreepingDeathX
01-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Okay, today I noticed that most of the ads I have been receiving have been targeted to Cincinnati, which is where I live. Example: "Meet hot singles in Cincinnati Now!!!!!!". How did the advertising sites find this out? :/

tk
01-05-2006, 03:38 PM
your ip address? you signing up for something that need to know where you lived? or you could just be paranoid

Firestorm[007]
01-05-2006, 03:40 PM
zip code...idk

NickF
01-05-2006, 03:42 PM
ROFL. I hate those ads, and i'm assuming its an IP addy.

K? Pŕo?ćtiόnŹ
01-05-2006, 03:44 PM
Yah... They can get a general idea of where you live with your IP.

XCreepingDeathX
01-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Dan']Yah... They can get a general idea of where you live with your IP.
Thats interesting. I'm not really freaking out, I was just wondering why. Thanks guys.

disco
01-05-2006, 03:50 PM
If it's based on IP then I pity people with ISP's in France! PWNED!!1

Ganondorf
01-05-2006, 06:22 PM
You mean those girls don't actually live by me? :(

DA(
01-05-2006, 06:27 PM
It might be based on the history of sites you visited. Some collect that information for advertisement.

LCS
01-05-2006, 06:36 PM
No, it's based on your IP information.

howardmeis
01-05-2006, 06:43 PM
IP, how else, seriously. lol. And nothose ladies don't be in joorr area. I hadda drive 40 miles in my pornmobile once. >.<

Training-Name
01-05-2006, 07:04 PM
Is your pornmobile your dad's old jalopy?

TheSpectator
01-05-2006, 07:16 PM
No, it's based on your IP information.

IP's can't tell you what city you live in.

Training-Name
01-05-2006, 07:18 PM
Yes, they can.

TheSpectator
01-05-2006, 07:21 PM
Yes, they can.

Showing that you obviously don't have a clue, please just.. just stop.

Training-Name
01-05-2006, 07:25 PM
Showing that you obviously don't have a clue, please just.. just stop.They can't be perfect, but they can be pretty close.

http://www.hostip.info/

TheSpectator
01-05-2006, 07:28 PM
They can't be perfect, but they can be pretty close.

http://www.hostip.info/

It doesn't use "IP" to locate you there is quite a process involved. They just sum it up in something understandable.

Training-Name
01-05-2006, 07:40 PM
Alright, I don't understand it then.

Ranged
01-05-2006, 07:44 PM
They look for your isp trough your ip and they guess where you live :)

Firestorm[007]
01-05-2006, 07:49 PM
oh yes guess. They guess.

indulgence
01-05-2006, 08:05 PM
It doesn't use "IP" to locate you there is quite a process involved. They just sum it up in something understandable.
When you goto a site you connect to them on port 80 (or 8080, or 223 for ssl - or whatever) and in so doing they know your IP Address. IP Addresses can be reversed to find out the local hub through which you connect to the internet. While I live in Port Saint Lucie, FL - my ip will reverse to West Palm beach - because that is where the network hub is that is "hooked in" to the internet and is the last public xfer in the chain to my house....

Therefore, they might not know WHERE you live, but the general vicinity from which the IP you connected to is located. If you connect through a proxy - you will notice the ad location names change... Thanks for playing

try visual traceroute out --- google it...
or you can try using tracert cmd in dos on an ip and it will show you each jump in the connection to that ip address... sometimes youll even get helpful hostname infoz


Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

H:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tracert www.bwhacks.com

Tracing route to www.bwhacks.com [207.36.209.137]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 9 ms 10 ms 9 ms 10.2.96.1
3 12 ms 12 ms 10 ms 67.22.106.105
4 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms 68.70.26.9
5 10 ms 10 ms 11 ms 192.168.0.5
6 17 ms 14 ms 12 ms 67.22.106.185
7 22 ms 15 ms 44 ms unk-426d0ef9.adelphiacom.net [66.109.14.249]
8 16 ms 16 ms 17 ms a1-00-00-00.c0.mia95.adelphiacom.net [66.109.1.2
25]
9 * 42 ms 39 ms p3-00-01-00.c0.dfw91.adelphiacom.net [66.109.0.2
5]
10 41 ms 128 ms 38 ms g1-02-03-00.p0.dfw91.adelphiacom.net [66.109.3.7
4]
11 40 ms 45 ms 43 ms g4-4.core01.dfw03.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.10.
233]
12 47 ms 48 ms 47 ms p13-0.core01.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.
21]
13 51 ms 46 ms 46 ms p13-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.9
8]
14 65 ms 68 ms 71 ms p15-0.core01.tpa01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.4
6]
15 71 ms 76 ms 67 ms p5-0.core01.mia01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.57
]
16 73 ms 71 ms 72 ms g0-2.na01.b015447-0.mia01.atlas.cogentco.com [38
.112.35.182]
17 73 ms 73 ms 87 ms telefonicausa.demarc.cogentco.com [66.28.21.126]

18 78 ms 80 ms 79 ms 66.231.240.54
19 69 ms 71 ms 72 ms 207.234.128.209