[LINK] RFI: Accuracy of Geo-Location Based on IP-Address

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Wed Nov 28 15:16:55 AEDT 2007

On 11/28/07, Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
> But Service 3 is chilling:  http://www.ip2location.com/
> delivering -35.283 LATITUDE, 149.217 LONGITUDE

This gives me _exactly_ the same results.
IP Address      :
Location     :     AUSTRALIA,
Latitude / Longitude     :     -35.283 LATITUDE, 149.217 LONGITUDE
Connecting through     :     IINET LIMITED

So either I'm hiding in your basement, or it's returning this
latitude/longitude for a large number of users.  (Given I'm in Sydney I'm
guessing it's the latter).

And Service 4 is similar:  http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm
> delivering -35.2830 and 149.2170

This one tells me that I'm in Perth at  -31.9330, 115.8330.  (I use iinet,
which is based in Perth).


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