how to fix incorrect GeoIP data?

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Fri May 1 16:23:11 CDT 2009


On Fri, 1 May 2009, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Fri, 1 May 2009, William F. Maton Sotomayor wrote:
>
>> LOC records too. :-)
>> 
>> dig @prisoner.iana.org hostname.as112.net any
>
> Have this seen any widespread use? I mean, there needs to be tens of percent 
> of users having these before they'll get used by the GeoIP people.

  People who are evil (or people seeking privacy) will intentionally put bad
  data, thus ruining the whole thing.

  I don't think self-reporting is the answer.

  You MIGHT be able to determine location based on a traceroute, though
  anycast would surely derail such attempts.  I suspect most people rely on
  3rd party GeoIP databases, and that those companies aren't interested in
  hearing from you about your location change, mostly because they are
  worried that if they do, the evildoers will overrun them with bad
  requests, or bait and switch, making their data less accurate than it is
  now without your block being correct.

  Which I can understand.

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