how to fix incorrect GeoIP data?

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Thu Apr 30 22:40:56 CDT 2009

On Apr 30, 2009, at 9:12 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Chuck Anderson <cra at> wrote:
>> I have a customer who received a new assignment from ARIN, but the
>> GeoIP data is returning Canada rather than the US as the location of
>> the IP prefix.  Google redirects to and some other  
>> sites
>> aren't working correctly because they expect a US IP.  Does anyone
>> have any advice on how to update the GeoIP and other similar
>> databases?
> Wouldn't a SWIP for a sub-allocation work?
> I was under the impression that most of the GeoIP services fed off  
> of WHOIS
> registration data points.
> Than again, maybe I have no idea. ;-)

I don't know how Google does GeoIP, but not all of them work off SWIP.

Perhaps Chuck should ask Google instead of NANOG?


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