What does it do?
The Internet is annoying: you cannot readily place any physical bearing on where people are. "Mapper" lets you see the geographical location, latitude and longitude of almost any routed IP address.
How does it work?
When a network is connected to the internet, it is
usually allocated IP addresses by the carrier ISP. These addresses are
distributed by one of three "NIC" organizations depending
on the location of the network.
How do I use it?
In Net Tool Box, click "Mapper" on the
toolbar. In the Mapper window, type in the DNS or IP address of the
target and click start. Providing you have a connection to the Internet,
Mapper will resolve the IP address and display it next to the host you
entered. It will then attempt a NetGeo lookup via the database at Caida.
Once it has completed the lookup, it will display all the information
received in the area above the map. If the coordinates found are valid,
it will then connect to MultiMap and download the map.
© Charlie Boisseau 2005