I have recently discovered a useful site that is able to provide a lot of useful information about your IP address. MyIpTest.com exposes a set of tools that help you know more about your IP address. Let’s take a tour.
Test Your IP Address – Lookup IP address, Geolocation, IP address tracking
The first thing you can find out is your IP address, whether you are using a proxy or not, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your location (city, country, latitude, longitude). Also, there is a Google Map that shows your location.
You can try using a web proxy and see the information that is shown. Next, to the IP you check your IP for blacklisting or perform a whois search.
Blacklisted IP Check
If you suspect that your IP is blacklisted you can perform a DNS blacklist check. A DNS blacklist is “a means by which an Internet site may publish a list of IP addresses that some people may want to avoid and in a format which can be easily queried by computer programs on the Internet“. Read more on DNS Blacklist on Wikipedia.
When you perform such a check you get a list of DNS that may list or not your IP. If your IP is not listed then you are clean.
Email Trace, Find the Sender’s Original IP Address
Another useful tool is the one that lets you find the IP sender of an email. All you need to do is to paste in the text box the header of the email.
Proxy checker tool
The proxy checker takes the IP of a proxy and checks whether it is working or not. Also, you can check the most popular proxies from several lists.
Other “test your IP address” tools
There are other tools as well, like the speed test, traceroute, ping, DNS tools, etc. Check them on MyIpTest.com.