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Author Topic: Geolocation - is it rubbish  (Read 1202 times)

Weaver

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Re: Geolocation - is it rubbish
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 06:01:57 AM »

It's interesting that the services can get which ISP I use right, but not one can even place the ISP.
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aesmith

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Re: Geolocation - is it rubbish
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 01:03:19 PM »

Identifying ISP by prefix must be relatively easy.  I don't know how the get end user location.   In my case from home MaxMind places me somewhere just South and West of Newcastle, so clearly miles out but not A&A's location either.
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Weaver

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Re: Geolocation - is it rubbish
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 01:09:40 PM »

AA's location is in Southend with some of them. I could understand it if all ISPs were in The Isle of Dogs, or somewhere else in Central London. But I've never even seen a correct spot for AA.
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Re: Geolocation - is it rubbish
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 04:18:37 PM »

My IPv4 address seems to be resolved as either Bracknell or Nottingham, my IPv6 to a specific address right down to street and number in Skipton and if I access a v4 only site via ipv6 it thinks I'm in Ancaster.
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Weaver

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Re: Geolocation - is it rubbish
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »

@aesmith - are you now IPv6-only? I know AA do have such a facility to do NAT for you. Perhaps I misunderstood your post.
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