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Re: [opennic-discuss] Nearest server and geolocation

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  • From: "Alessandro Pezzoni" <alessandro.pezzoni AT>
  • To: "discuss" <discuss AT>
  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Nearest server and geolocation
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:03:08 +0100 (CET)

Hey there,

For me in Italy the only service on that page giving the correct location is
EurekAPI (the third one). The location provided by DB-IP is way off (about
880km), while those provided by IPligence and IP2location are slightly off,
but close enough (about 12km and 25km, respectively).

Listing servers by location sounds like a good idea to me. You can get close
enough by looking at the list of tier 2 servers [1], though.

Best wishes,


On Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:43:48 -0700, vv AT wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was just looking for another server and noticed that
> the geolocation service appears to based its information
> on where the IP is registered as opposed to where it
> is located, which in my mind would be more practical.
> As you know there are a number of services, so perhaps
> it is difficult to pick a good one. I don't have much
> knowledge of how they work in practice. However, for
> the IP that I am currently using, there is a clear
> difference in results. On
> the first and fourth ones (IP2location and DB-IP) show
> the actual physical location, the others do not.
> Perhaps no individual service is consistent, but if
> you want to check what I'm saying, my IP is
> which is located at the Telehouse data centre at
> 85 10th Ave, New York, NY. So you can see, the other
> geolocators are off by several thousand miles, and that
> makes a significant difference in the choice of domain
> server.
> I'm wondering if it isn't a good idea to list servers
> by location so that one can make a choice using that
> criteria as well. It's easy enough to use ping to
> fine tune it from there.
> ~ vv
> If you want to checkMy IP is
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