Providing GeoIP information for servers
rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri May 12 12:28:47 UTC 2017
On 05/11/2017 10:46 AM, Timothe Litt wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
My whois information is there, if someone wanted to know.
But I was thinking to get the LOC for city hall and use that.
Police/fire are right next door. :)
We don't have any above-ground water to use for the GPS LOC ;)
Afterall, my desire is to show that my servers are in Oak Park, not
> 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 address.
> https://support.maxmind.com/geoip-data-correction-request/ They may
> require evidence that Comcast has delegated the address to you.
Worth doing. I have the contract for the static address assignment.
> 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 lists.isc.org> on behalf of Mark Andrews<marka at isc.org>
>> 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 isc.org
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