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Subject:Incorrect city returned
Summary:The correct city is not being returned...
Messages:6
Author:Preseo
Date:2005-09-06 22:15:13
Update:2008-02-14 19:45:36
 

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Preseo
2005-09-06 22:15:13
When i use this i get the wrong city returned. Is there some sort of database that i need to install on my server? I am in Chino, California but it tells me I am in "Pouter, Pennsylvania". I noticed that other sites i visit seems to know that i am in Chino.

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Manuel Lemos
2005-09-06 23:23:05 - In reply to message 1 from Preseo
The information comes from NetGeo service. In some cases it will return inaccurate information because in the Internet the owners of each IP range change. If the new owners are located in new places but they do not update the records of information that are checked by Netgeo, Netgeo will return outdated information.

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Adam Prall
2007-08-01 21:50:46 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
I just experienced this issue and was surprised to find out that NetGeo is no longer being maintained - I think a new service will have to be used and appropriate changes/new class will have to be written!

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Manuel Lemos
2007-08-16 22:07:40 - In reply to message 3 from Adam Prall
Right. There are many other services similar to this. The problem is that most of them constrain the number of queries you can make for free, if any at all.

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Swan
2008-02-14 13:54:13 - In reply to message 4 from Manuel Lemos
Yup. Is there an open source database where users' locations can be determined from their IP addresses though? That would be the best thing.

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Manuel Lemos
2008-02-14 19:45:36 - In reply to message 5 from Swan
I don't thing there is an free database for IP to location information. The problem is that such databases need to be updated as the net IP ranges switch places and that takes a look of work to be given away for free.