Geolocation tools - IPv6 style
franck at genius.com
Mon Aug 16 08:39:47 CDT 2010
I have the feeling that the systems is not able to understand at all IPv6 for geolocation therefore default to "foreign".
I'm not aware of anyone providing IPv6 geolocation at the moment? Anyone has pointers?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Strongburg" <harry.nanog at harry.lu>
To: nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Monday, 16 August, 2010 11:01:01 PM
Subject: Geolocation tools - IPv6 style
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.
I understand that all Geolocation can, at most, point to the local
routing station of that person's ISP. The current progress in the IPv6
field of geolocation is mostly pointing at countries, not even states or
cities unlike IPv4. Is there something majorly different about the
ability to track IPs in v6, than there was in v4? Or are the main
producers of this data just busy / do not see IPv6 as being profitable /
not worth their time?
Another problem I have (which isn't really relevant to the subject, but
if anyone has the same problem when loading via IPv6 I would be
interested in hearing about it), would be the loading of YouTube
content. Pages will seemingly load partially, and always be "Waiting on
s.ytimg.com". http://s.ytimg.com/ loads instantly for me via IPv6, but
not via videos. Has anyone else experenced the same problem? If I use v4
to load YouTube, the video instantly loads. There could be heavy load
from my broker (he.net), but all other sites load instantly.
Thanks for your time.
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