Providing geofeed info to Google

Hugo Slabbert hugo at
Tue Aug 30 20:28:18 UTC 2022

Gonna multi-reply on this one:


> I was able to get access without peering with 15169 by getting access to
the ISP portal ( which does have Geofeed processing for my
AS, but I am unsure if you will get access without being an eyeball network.

Thanks; I'll give that bash. I think our org might have tried this
previously before my time, but will see where we get to.


> For what it's worth I attempted to get access by filling out the same
portal and was told to go pound sand, so your results may very.

Good to know. :fingers-crossed:


Thanks! I was aware of the RIPE whois option, but the relevant resources
for us are in ARIN.  I wasn't aware of the RPSL *remark* option for
providing that.  We should be able to give that a bash.

Can anyone confirm if Google respects the remark-based option?  Given the
authors and some of the wording, I would hope so?

Hugo Slabbert

On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 12:48 PM Job Snijders <job at> wrote:

> Dear Hugo,
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 12:34:41PM -0700, Hugo Slabbert wrote:
> > Google folks:
> >
> > I see historical reference to needing to use the Google Peering Portal (
> > if you need to provide Google with geofeed
> info
> > for GeoIP info on network blocks, ref
> >
> >
> > Is that still the case?  Are there any avenues to provide Google with
> > geofeed info if you're *not* currently peering with 15169? Or to get
> access
> > to just the geofeed update portion of the Peering Portal?
> (I don't work for Google), but ...
> There is a RFC detailing how to find Geofeed data (and make Geofeed data
> findable):
> The idea is that in inetnum/inet6num objects (which are maintained by
> the IP prefix holder), the holder can point to the location where
> Geofeed data can be found.
> There are a few methods:
> 1) Use the 'geofeed:' RPSL attribute (the RIPE Whois server supports
>    this), example:
>    $ whois -h | grep geofeed
>    geofeed:
> 2) A slightly uglier hack: stick a reference to the Geofeed location in
>    a RPSL remark (should work in databases which don't (yet) support the
>    'geofeed:' attribute), example:
>    $ whois -h 2001:67c:208c::/48 | grep Geofeed
>    remarks:        Geofeed
> Kind regards,
> Job
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