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I just got an email telling me that someone has tried 5 times to log into my name on a certain forum and that I've been locked from logging in for 15 minutes now.

They gave me his IP.

So tell me... what information can I gather and what can I do with this IP?

No.. I'm not going to give you his IP so you can haxor him.
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You can track someone up to the city he lives in. It's hard, you have to convert the IP into I don't know what code, then use the SSL, then, download regional packs to see where the SSL corresponds to, or something similiar.
    
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Sorry, I' stop now...
    
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I just got an email telling me that someone has tried 5 times to log into my name on a certain forum and that I've been locked from logging in for 15 minutes now.

They gave me his IP.

So tell me... what information can I gather and what can I do with this IP?

No.. I'm not going to give you his IP so you can haxor him.
Something like this may give you some information, but I think that tracking a person down to their actual street address might not be possible...

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What you could do is publicly SAY that you've tracked him down to his street, give the city, and say "For your safety, I'm not going to give the street number, but you better STOP MESSING WITH ME."
I love messing with people's heads.
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All you can really do is find out what ISP he is using and report fraudulent activity on his end to them. They will send him a nasty letter stating that if he or she continues with any unscrupulous activity that his account will be terminated.
    
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You can find where the nearest place he connects to the World Wide Web from his ISP.
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Here's a page that will let you get a geographical location:

http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm

Also, for further research, check out the following address; they have some free tools but the paid tools seriously rock:

http://www.dnstools.com

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You'd be surprised to find out how much info you can get from an IP ..

    
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