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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, email@example.com wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (188.8.131.52).
The Akamai EdgeScape service is correct for 184.108.40.206.
> 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.