Fixing Google geolocation screwups
maxtul at netassist.ua
Wed Apr 8 11:31:24 UTC 2015
We operate IPv6 tunnel broker tb.netassist.ua, so /48 from our /32 is
spread all around the world.
Google change geo of our WHOLE /32 from time to time to another cute
random place ;) One time Google decided we are in IRAN and block a lot
of content as "not available in your country" o_O
Unfortunately, there is no "magic button" to fix it, as well as no human
contact in Google to discuss it. I'm still trying to find a good
solution, but not found it.
On 04/08/15 01:26, John Levine wrote:
> A friend of mine lives in Alabama and has business service from at&t.
> But Google thinks he's in France. We've checked for various
> possibilities of VPNs and proxies and such, and it's pretty clear that
> the Goog's geolocation for addresses around 220.127.116.11/24 is screwed
> up. Bing and other services correctly find him in Alabama.
> Poking around I see lots of advice about how to use Google's
> geolocation data, but nothing on how to update it. Anyone
> know the secret? TIA
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
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