Geoip lookup

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri May 24 06:57:06 UTC 2013


On May 23, 2013, at 23:49 , bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:

> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:39:12PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> 
>> On May 23, 2013, at 23:17 , David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On May 23, 2013, at 10:53 PM, Andreas Larsen <andreas.larsen at ip-only.se> wrote:
>>>> The whole idea of Geoip is flawed.
>>> 
>>> Sure, but pragmatically, it's an 80% solution.
>>> 
>>>> IP dosen't reside in countries,
>>> 
>>> True, according to (at least some of) the RIRs they reside in regions... 
>>> 
>> 
>> Really? Which ones? I thought they were only issued to organizations that had operations in regions.
>> 
>> Owen
> 
> 	Just because I have operations in one region does not preclude me from having operations
> 	in other regions.  YMMV of course.
> 
> /bill

That was exactly my point, Bill... If you have operations in RIPE and ARIN regions, it is entirely possible for you to obtain addresses from RIPE or ARIN and use them in both locations, or, obtain addresses from both RIPE and ARIN and use them in their respective regions, or mix and match in just about any imaginable way. Thus, IP addresses don't reside in regions, either. They are merely issued somewhat regionally.

Owen




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