[Geowanking] IP geolocation
kevin at phunc.com
Tue Apr 18 10:01:25 PDT 2006
While initially sounding unreasonable, I imagine it would be possible
using combinations of data that is available. I'm still a little
confused what the "undisclosed mechanisms" could possibly be using to
determine a true fix.
Can you elaborate on what you believe they are doing?
> My home IP address is officially registerd to a proxy server in San
> Diego. I'm connected via satellite behind the proxy from a very
> remote location in northern California, and yet the findme utility
> properly identified my actual geographic position. The satellite
> service provider has -not- revealed my actual address. ( I checked
> with friends in their net ops center.) The data for local.live.com
> was purchased from a commercial ip geolocation service who
> determined my actual, rural location using undisclosed mechanisms.
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