Search By IP Address

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  • #120677

    Is it possible to search for a WordPress user by their ip address? For example, I know someone’s ip address and want to see if they have a WordPress journal, is there a way of doing that?
    Thanks in advance.

    #120798

    not in the site. IP addresses arent always static, a lot of them are dynamic and change every time its reconnected. However if its a static IP then you COULD do a google search using the IP address, though that will bring up anything and everything related to that IP

    #120842

    drmike
    Member

    It would also be a privacy issue concerning release of data to a third party.

    (Not that I’ve changed my mind about answering policy questions or anything.)

    Disclosure: I can see IP addresses here in the forums and it’s helped a time or two.

    #120847

    trent
    Member

    Search engine would be the only way to search IP though as that will not bring up results in the general wordpress.com search.

    Trent

    #120850

    salamandrine
    Member

    that would be a major privacy invasion.
    Imagine if someone would want to stalk you, instead of being you in search of somebody else.

    #120914

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yep, exactly. That is why there are starting to be laws around the release of IP information where there never were before.

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