If you want to find additional details pertaining an IP address such as owner name and the country it’s registered on, you’d usually use an online service to retrieve the information. But unbelievably lazy folks among us (such as me) would prefer the use of a desktop application to get the job done with a single click – you type in the IP and the program returns the information – no browser involvement, no ads, nothing. IPNetInfo is a simple Windows application that can do just that. It can retrieve a host of information related to a single or multiple IP addresses instantly. The application is free, lightweight, does not require an installation (portable) and works with all Windows versions from Win 98 to Windows 7.
If you are curious to know how this piece of software works, an explanation is given in the app homepage:
The IP address information is retrieved by sending a request to the whois server of ARIN. If ARIN doesn't maintain the information about the requested IP address, a second request is sent to the whois server of RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC or AfriNIC.
After the IP address information is retrieved, IPNetInfo analyzes the Whois record and displays it in a table.
As an end user you’ll only see the final, formatted information organized into columns.
Another useful feature of this application is it’s ability to extract IP addresses from full Email headers. You might have received suspicious Emails claiming they were from a reputed service provider such as Google. IPNetInfo can help you verify the legitimacy of such emails – just paste the email header into the app and it’ll display detailed information about sender IP.
Believe it or not this software comes in an archive file that’s only 48kb in file size.
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