• GeoIP stuff

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Michiel van der Vlist on Mon Jan 3 12:13:00 2022
    Hello Michiel van der Vlist!

    ** On Monday 03.01.22 - 17:11, Michiel van der Vlist wrote to Anna Christina Nass:

    ..(Before, I chose the he.net tunnel to ensure a static
    prefix, but I had more and more trouble because of GeoIP
    stuff for some services...)

    MvdV> A well known problem. When I used a he.net tunnel,
    MvdV> most geolocation services positioned me in the USA,
    MvdV> despite the POP being in Amsterdam...

    Is accurate geo-location critical? I find it amusing, and
    somewhat satisfying when an IP Lookup points my connection out
    of province, or miles and miles away which is probably based on
    the location of the server. But sometimes the latter seems to
    change even though I might have a fixed IP.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/1 to August Abolins on Mon Jan 3 19:49:27 2022
    On 3 Jan 2022 19.13, August Abolins wrote:

    Hello Michiel van der Vlist!

    ** On Monday 03.01.22 - 17:11, Michiel van der Vlist wrote to Anna Christina Nass:

    ..(Before, I chose the he.net tunnel to ensure a static
    prefix, but I had more and more trouble because of GeoIP
    stuff for some services...)

    MvdV> A well known problem. When I used a he.net tunnel,
    MvdV> most geolocation services positioned me in the USA,
    MvdV> despite the POP being in Amsterdam...

    Is accurate geo-location critical? I find it amusing, and
    somewhat satisfying when an IP Lookup points my connection out
    of province, or miles and miles away which is probably based on
    the location of the server. But sometimes the latter seems to
    change even though I might have a fixed IP.

    It is not critical, but if I use my he.net tunnel for web browsing, I
    find it quite annoying that many websites speak dutch to me. My he.net
    tunnel is terminated in Amsterdam.

    However, I like the static /64 and /48 from HE and I still use it for
    server purposes.

    Now I also have a private /112 network out of my Hetzner /64, so I now
    have a fixed ipv6 for my laptop and my telephone, even if I'm out
    travelling. Like now.

    And that Hetzner /64 is in Finland, so no problems with finnish services.

    'Tommi

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  • From Michiel van der Vlist@2:280/5555 to August Abolins on Mon Jan 3 22:20:58 2022
    Hello August,

    On Monday January 03 2022 12:13, you wrote to me:

    Is accurate geo-location critical? I find it amusing, and
    somewhat satisfying when an IP Lookup points my connection out
    of province, or miles and miles away which is probably based on
    the location of the server. But sometimes the latter seems to
    change even though I might have a fixed IP.

    Most of the time it is not critical but it can be annoying if a streaming service that your paid for does not work because of malfunctioning geolocation.


    Cheers, Michiel

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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to August Abolins on Wed Jan 5 12:19:06 2022
    Hi August!

    03 Jan 2022 12:13, from August Abolins -> Michiel van der Vlist:

    Is accurate geo-location critical?

    Depends on what services you are using.
    If the services uses geolocation to allow access, then it is critical.
    Often it is also used to determine currency, language, etc.

    CU, Ricsi

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