I was wondering how I can go about hiding my server details from commands such as tracert, ping and ip lookups? I know this is possible as it seems most of my competitors have implemented such a system
Im not sure which solution to try but I shall give a little info as to why I want to and perhaps you could advise me . . .
Basically I had been searching high and low for a good dedicated server and even tried several competitors hosting out. The 3 main players, when using tracert returns the following as the last hop:
These guys never have any hosting problems so from this I can only assume they are blocking there details so that I and any other competitors cannot view there hosting company? Just how are they doing it and how can I do the same when needs be?
Once you have a server with a public IP address, there is little you can do to hide all the details about the location. In most cases, the provider of an IP can be pinned down with only about 5 minutes of searching (and in most cases less than 1 minute), and in some cases the location can be determined from either the provider or the reverse DNS info in various traceroutes. The only way you can hide all of the details is if you were a large company or a network provider with full control of the ARIN contact information for your netblock and full control of the reverse DNS for your IPs and all IPs within a few hops from your servers. In most cases that would be limited to only a handfull of installations, since most large providers like reverse DNS since it can be used as a method of tracing down issues between network providers, and WHOIS information is critical in handling abuse complaints. For the most part, this is not a real concern to be worried about. I'd be more concerned about the datacenter's network and server quality than how well they hide my IP information from others.