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I would like to know where my server is physically based. Is there tools that are available to get this informations (latitude/longitude) from command line (GNU/Linux) ?

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is localizated a word? and i don't know of any reliable methods to tell. ask your host. –  acolyte May 9 '12 at 14:27
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I've told you, you can have the server location when you transfer the funds. Any more stunts and I'll start pulling disks, understand? –  Dan May 9 '12 at 14:50
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Unless it has a working GPS tracker, no you can't really. What you can do:

  • lookup your IP (it offers you geographic data to whom it is issued and sometimes where it is approximately is located)
  • ask you service provider
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My problem was precisely about approximation... I will ask the provider. –  smonff May 9 '12 at 14:39
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Ask your host. If they won't tell you, or if you don't trust them to provide a true answer, it's time to get a new host.

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If it's a virtual server then it may well be pointless finding this out as this may change. In fact your server may even be moving location several times a day as some virtual hosting suppliers use a 'follow the sun' system to reduce their power bills.

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You're right cause I've already tried www.ripe.net to find it: ripe.net gives a main location, plus several minor locations. –  smonff May 9 '12 at 14:48
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No, but it may be possible to work it out via your IPs from Ripe. www.ripe.net. You can also get a sense of where it is going from traceroutes if you suspect your server is hosts in the Asias, for example.

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These tools are very interesting thanx... –  smonff May 9 '12 at 14:48
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