Thing to do with an IP address
Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:05 AM
Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:02 PM
ping <ip adress>
In windows it should give you 4 replies from the address if it is up, uf not then that would be 100% loss.
If it doesn't show as up then try obtaining his IP address again, because maybe the one you have is false.
Else then you have your hand full of options.
If your friend is just at his personal computer with no services/servers then there isn't much you CAN do (from a starting POV). But if that friend's computer is hosting a website or any other kind of service, then it would
get interesting from there.
To see the services hosted by the computer, just scan the ports.
Download "Nmap". It's a (simple to complex) tool for port scanning. Once you have downloaded and read (& understood) the manual, go ahead and scan the computer.
If you find port 80 (HTTP) open, then you know it is hosting a web service. Research about web hacking from there.
In a way to put it, it all starts with the thought, then the IP, then the tree emerges.
Research about ports and services, mainly TCP/IP (I would suggest you start there).
~Anyone is free to correct me if i am wrong.
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