New netblock Geolocate wrong (Google)
warren at kumari.net
Mon Jan 18 19:22:34 CST 2010
On Jan 18, 2010, at 5:27 PM, Rosenberry, Eric wrote:
> I just lit up a new IP netblock (assigned directly from ARIN) and the companies that provide Geolocate databases do not have the correct location information available yet.
> Specifically Maxmind (http://www.maxmind.com/) thinks we are in Canada and IP2LOCATION (http://www.ip2location.com/) has no data.
> For the most part this is benign or at worst slightly impacting since I often get redirected to global load balance nodes up in Canada instead of locally in the North West, however, the more major issue I am running into is that Google chooses to redirect all my users to www.google.ca<http://www.google.ca>.
> So my questions to others are:
> 1. How do I get my data updated in all of the geolocate providers databases as quickly as possible?
> 2. What geolocate database does Google use (is it homegrown?) and how do I get them to update my data?
If it is urgent / lots of users are grumping at you, feel free to send me an off-list mail including the information asked for on that page and I'll follow up internally.
Something that I have often wondered is how folks would feel about publishing some sort of geo information in reverse DNS (something like LOC records, with whatever precision you like) -- this would allow the folks that geo stuff to automagically provide the best answer, and because you control the record, you can specify whatever resolution / precision you like. Based upon the sorry state of existing reverse, I'm suspecting that there is no point....
> Eric Rosenberry
> Sr. Network Engineer | Chief Bit Plumber
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> Portland, OR 97204
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