Geolocation tools - IPv6 style

Jeroen Massar jeroen at unfix.org
Mon Aug 16 06:41:11 CDT 2010


On 2010-08-16 13:01, Harry Strongburg wrote:
> Hello NANOG, first time writing to here.
> 
> My inquiry for you is on the subject of IPv6 Geolocation tools; or 
> better yet, the lack accuracy in them. My main problem comes from 
> YouTube.com and other Google Geolocation required tools (Google Voice, 
> being an example). I must set network.dns.disableIPv6 to true just to 
> access a lot of videos on YouTube, and to access my Google voice and 
> similar services. I am unsure what country it thinks I am from when I 
> access via IPv6, but it sure thinks I am foreign to the US.

[Well..... you do have a .lu domain in your email address]

The moment you have the ability to go to amazon/ebay/$onlineshop and
order all kinds of random junk and give your address to the retailers in
question and this has been done enough all the geolocation database will
be nicely filled after a while.

Thus don't forget to provide all your private details in as many places
as possible, the more they know about you, the better they can serve you.

Just wait a few years and all will be fine, when IPv4 just started to be
used there was none if this geolocation stuff either.


Geolocation for restricting based on 'copyright regions' or similar
things is the worst idea ever btw, especially as one can simply get a
"VPS" with some VPN in the location that you need it and voila, you get
around these silly restrictions, just like getting a .lu domain.
Of course everybody knows&understands this except for layer 8 and up.

Greets,
 Jeroen




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