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Re: IPv4 country of origin

  • From: John Payne
  • Date: Thu Oct 03 11:35:51 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 11:10:45AM -0400, alex@yuriev.com wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, alex@yuriev.com wrote:
> > 
> > > > > Is there a more accurate method to determine the country of origin for an
> > > > > IP than the methods I've described above?
> > > 
> > > Yes, at least three companies have databases of pretty much all /24s and
> > > above mapped up to a zip code.
> > 
> > So far I've been referred to 3 commercial services, and all (including
> > NetGeo/Ixia) fail on the example I gave (194.196.100.86).

The Akamai EdgeScape service is correct for 194.196.100.86.

> Maybe I missed those posts, sorry.
> 
> I am not aware of any commercial service tht has a /32s in its databases.
> Neither am I aware of any of the companies that have the data providing the
> service of 'lookup the location'. It is incorporated into the other services
> that they provide and are used for internal purposes.

I'm not sure how far Akamai goes in its database.  I do know for a fact that
there are entries more specific than /24s in its database.




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