DNS location information

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Fri Mar 4 02:51:57 UTC 2005

In article <d08657$2p6l$1 at sf1.isc.org>, davesauny at gmail.com wrote:

> Not sure im in the right area for this or not, but its an internet
> based question!

But it's not a BIND, or even DNS, question.

> WHat tim trying to do is build a very basic, small map of the internet
> (Servers not websites) approximately 1000 nodes at present.
> My problem is as follows..... how the hell do you extract physical
> location information from an IP address, i know its possible coz my
> statcounter on my website does it, not sure how tho!  is there
> location information in the DNS or nameservers which can be accessed?
> all i need is country and city/state.

There's no reliable mechanism.  There used to be a monthly FAQ in 
comp.protocols.tcp-ip about determining geographic location of IPs.  I 
haven't seen it posted in a while, but it's probably archived at 

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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