Providing GeoIP information for servers

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
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.
>> 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.

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 
Plymouth MI.

> 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. 
> 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
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> 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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