Providing GeoIP information for servers

Timothe Litt litt at
Thu May 11 14:46:15 UTC 2017

On 10-May-17 17:50, John W. Blue wrote:
> >From the it-could-be-worse department:
> I am more a fan of continental geolocation accuracy when it comes to IP addresses.
> John
If your static IP address has a reverse name in DNS, it's a short hop
through whois to your actual location.

Well, usually. It is possible that none of the contact addresses are
where the IP address is located - especially for large organizations.
And there are the whois proxies that obscures your physical location.

Still, it's pretty hard to hide.  (Even in a Kansas lake.)

Depending on your situation, you may wish to have different accuracy
and/or precision in internal and external LOC records.

But on the original topic:  Contact Maxmind and see if they'll fix your
They may require evidence that Comcast has delegated the address to you.

Timothe Litt
ACM Distinguished Engineer
This communication may not represent the ACM or my employer's views,
if any, on the matters discussed. 

> ________________________________________
> From: bind-users <bind-users-bounces at> on behalf of Mark Andrews <marka at>
> AFAIK Maxmind et al don't lookup LOC records.  That being said if
> enough people published LOC records they might start.
> For Google you can update the location using a app which uses the
> phone's GPS.
> --
> Mark Andrews, ISC
> 1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
> PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at

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