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Re: [opensuse-factory] Questionable mirrors
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:40:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <opancs$r0l$>
Bengt Gördén wrote:

Den 2017-09-13 kl. 08:46, skrev Per Jessen:
Arjen de Korte wrote:

It would be great if it was possible to override the geolocation
somehow. Mirrorbrain locates me in the US, so upgrades to my NL
system take a transatlantic roundtrip, while much faster mirrors are
available in DE.
The country code for your mailserver's IPv4-range quite clearly says
NL, and looking it up here (on our local geoip database), also says

However, looking your IPv6 address, it belongs to Hurricane Electric,
in the US.

This is exactly why GeoIP is just above useless. The company I work
for have about 1 million IP addresses (/12). Maxminds dabase is
incorrect for us in about 15-20% of the cases (depending how Maxmind
woke that morning). And that's just for country. For city it's useless
for real. If you try to get Maxmind to change it's database your up
for a roll-a-coaster ride.

Actually, to get correct country mapping, the owner of an IP range just
needs to create the appropriate objects in the RIPE database. (or
whoever is allocating the ranges).

Per Jessen, Zürich (13.6°C) - your free DNS host, made in Switzerland.

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