Fixing Google geolocation screwups

Rob Seastrom rs at
Wed Apr 8 11:17:54 UTC 2015

Blair Trosper <blair.trosper at> writes:

> MaxMind (a great product)

I've heard anecdotal accounts of MaxMind intentionally marking all
address blocks assigned to a VPN vendor as "open proxy" even when
advised repeatedly that the disputed addresses (a) had no VPN services
running on them either inbound or outbound, and (b) in fact were web
servers for the company's payment system, or mail servers for their
corporate email.

Kind of reminiscent of dealing with certain RBLs for whom "personal
beef" was enough reason to list an address.  So, folks might want to
temper the "great product" comment with this anti-endorsement.


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