Geolocation is determining the approximate or exact physical location of a person or object.

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Redirect between two Apache virtualhosts using the same hostname

I have a server based in Europe which runs Apache with several virtualhosts on the same IP address. Now I want to set up another server based in United States in order to host the same virtualhosts as ...
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Are DNS LOC records hidden/secret? [closed]

I would like to create some LOC DNS records, and I wanted to know if these records can be queried without knowing the subdomain to which they are attached. For example, it would be fun to have a ...
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Using Openfire for distributed XMPP-based video-chat

I have been tasked with setting up a distributed video-chat system built on XMPP. Currently my setup looks like this: Openfire (XMPP server) + JingleNodes plugin for video chat OpenLDAP (LDAP ...
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Problems with CNAME In GeoDNS Setup

I'm trying to setup something similar to a CDN (Content Delivery Network) setup. What I want to do is use DNS records that return an A record based on where the user is geographically located. I was ...
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How often does the geolocation associated to an ordinary IP address usually change?

Can anyone tell me how often should i expect a routable IP address (either v4 or v6) to have its associated geolocation (country + city level) changed, in average? I'm asking this because i'm ...
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Nginx: Switch path depending on location

I'am very new to nginx and I have to realize a location switch. We have a single point of entry https://www.main.de/. At this single point of entry I have to split up the requests depending on the ...
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IP address and geolocation

I very well know that this has been asked quite a number of times here itself but folks please give this question a read. Plus I'm giving my best to phrase this question, hence the Prelude/Question ...
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Google location awareness problems over corporate network

Not sure the best place for this one, so feel free to migrate to a more appropriate location if one exists. OK so the situation is: We have a corporate network, joining sites in the UK, France, ...
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Do I need a local server to serve a website in Australia considering its cost?

I'm having trouble coming to a conclusion to my answer. I'm in charge of the development of a potentially large site for Australia. The task now is choosing a server. We will need a a powerful server ...
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DNS, multiple nameservers and geolocation?

Currently, when a DNS client makes a request for a DNS record (say, www.example.com., it needs to traverse the DNS tree. It asks the root servers for the location of com., which it then asks for the ...
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Bind DNS server with GeoIP City, database not available

Im working on Bind with GeoIP for a few days and installed them properly, However I have some problems about loading maxmind's GeoIP databases. The database is free version therefore I changed its ...
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AWStats process dies while processing large logs

I have really large nginx log files - as much as 250MB. When I have ran like 10 days of the month of log files - then the next daily logs would cause my awstats to die. Like so: ...
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nginx geo location module configuration using geo database?

I've setup nginx as a reverse proxy for a couple of apache backend/upstream servers. Using the GeoLite database from MaxMind, I'm trying to loadbalance requests between the two servers dependent on ...
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Location aware DNS with Bind9

I'm currently running a front-end caching server powered by Varnish. It serves up a few websites. I'm using Bind to serve DNS requests. The first server is located in the Netherlands, where as a new ...
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Nginx redirect and geolocalization

I've the following problem with Nginx and GeoIP and will be nice if you can give me some pointers about the solution. Note: I know this can be solved on DNS side, but that won't be possible by now so ...
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Distributed webservice, geolocalized access

I wish I could deploy a very low network latency webservice (running Linux). I was thinking about distributing some instances amongst several dedicated servers (eventually VMs, but not the preferred ...
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Cisco Mobility Services Engine need to recompute RF prediction after changing wall layout?

I'm trying to improve the location accuracy of our Cisco MSE. We're using version 7.4. Whenever I reposition the access points in my map, I am redirected to a waiting screen that says RF Prediction ...
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How do I deliver different content to country IP addresses?

We have been asked by a client to deliver different content (warnings, "this page unavailable" pages, etc) to French users due to a new French law. This needs to be implemented by Jan 1. On the ...
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GeoIP and Nginx

I have a nginx with geoip, but it is not working rightly. The issue is the next: Nginx are getting geodata from $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] instead of $_SERVER['HTTP_X_HAPROXY_IP'], which have the real ...
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IP addresses for Windows Azure servers seem to be from the US, when the servers are supposed to be located in Europe

I have a couple of test servers on Windows Azure. One is in the North Europe location and the other is in West Europe. I yet to get around to testing which location offers better connection speeds ...
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Geo fencing, ip address list of different geographies

I need to provide different webpage experiences based on geographies divided as Western, Asian, African audience etc. I plan to do this with Nginx geo module by segmenting ip addresses and routing ...
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How much does the geographical location of DNS servers matter?

We have started to run our own DNS servers located in Asia since that's where our main audience is. However, it seems that some users in the US are having difficulties accessing our website sometimes. ...
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Determining the State of a User using their Hostname

Not sure if this is the right SE site. I figured this question doesn't belong on SO, but if you think it doesn't belong here either, I apologize. I've been looking into determining the location, ...
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load balancing IIS7.5 server by geolocation

I have one web site and 3 servers in different location Asia, Europe, US. I am new in this things but what I want to do is implement ARR load balancing by geolocation (like CDN). Anyone know tutorial ...
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Geo IP Apache module reliability

I'm looking for some simple way to determine the country a user is viewing the site from, it's only a branding issue and not a legality issue, so a few false positives won't matter so much. Apaches ...
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If I build a DNS server in three different locations in the world

Does the users will connect automatically to the closer dns server or I need to set something in my records?! Thanks everyone for the help
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Ignoring maturity, which database would be better for storing spatial data? [closed]

I am looking to store possibly millions of spatial locations. I will need to do queries like "hotels within 10 miles of [lat,lng]". I've had a little experience with MongoDB in this regard and was ...
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php5-geoip performance issue

I installed the php5-geoip module on Ubuntu 10.04 via apt-get install php5-geoip. I've updated the geocities.dat library The production server performance decreased and load average is soaring. ...
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Redirect based on location, countries and languages: is there a good answer?

I've got a site that needs to have at least two almost identical versions for two different countries/languages, and visitors should access one or the other depending on their location, country or ...
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Advantage of having a secondary DNS next to client's country?

We are considering moving one of our two DNS our clients use to the country where 90% of them live (the other will stay in the US). Do you think they'll notice an advantage of site loading ...
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How to geolocate a server using an anycast ip?

Usually an anycast ip can be located say in the US, but the server itself thats sending the request is located in Europe. I'm wondering if there's anyway of finding out where the server is located.
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Historical IP geo-location

I am building an application with a feature that has a lookup for cities/countries for IP addresses. How often does IP registrant information generally change? If I were to use a current database, ...
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Determining client's real IP address in VPN connection

Is it possible to extract The IP of my PC when I'm connected to a VPN connection and surf internet? By saying "IP of my PC" I mean the IP address of my system when I'm not connected to the VPN ...
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Lightest IP geolocation technology for static site?

I run a site that is behind a Squid reverse proxy which delivers most of the content cached (including html, not only images, etc.). I need to show a different content for our users located in the US. ...
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Localized servers for various continents without manually dumping the datas?

Would you explain me how is possible to set up a configuration like this (example) (LAMP): 1 Main server (in europe for example) with database, static files, php, etc. Other servers in others ...
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Google DNS Geolocation Issue

I work on a ISP in Africa. Our customers were being redirected to Google cache in South Africa. Apparently with no reason, they start being redirected to Google US, which for us has higher latencies ...
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How do IP address to location services gather their information

My continued series of questions on IP addresses (ref Q1 and Q2). There are several IP address to location services. For instance: http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/ and ...
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Understand IP addresses and location

I risk posing an ill formed question here, but I'll give it a whirl. Does it generally stand to reason that the nearer IP address A is to IP address B numerically, then the nearer IP address A is ...
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IP address precise location

Looking for a way to get precise location of an IP address, including those owned by big corps. For instance, the address 209.85.251.40 is owned by Google and most Geo-IP tools show Mountain view, but ...
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DNS setup for website on geo redundant servers

Let's say: I have a website written in English and shown on www.example.com. The website is on a US server now (based on cPanel/WHM) at the IP address 192.0.2.0. I can manage the DNS of example.com ...
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VPN: Only route US Ips

I'd like to route only Ips from within the US via my vpn. I can't find a specific range for States. How can I do that properly?
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How does Google do DNS Geo Location request routing?

I'm wondering who is doing DNS geo location for google.com? By request geo location I mean detecting the location of the user, calculating the nearest server farm to his location, and then routing the ...
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How do I direct users to a specific IP without having a single point of failure?

We would like to mirror our site in the UK and the US for two reasons. So that... The site is fast for users located in either America/Europe. So that if either server goes down, the user can still ...
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3G/Edge/GPRS IP addresses and geocoding [closed]

So, we're looking to develop a mobile website. On this mobile website, we'd like to automatically populate a user's location (with proper fallback) based on their IP address. I'm aware of geocoding a ...
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google.com different IP in different countries. How?

If you ping google.com from different countries you will get replies from local google servers. How does that work? Can a DNS record have multiple A addresses? Could someone point me to the technology ...
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With more mobile users, my geo ip database is becoming useless

I've been enjoying the benefits of Geo IP lookup from database for some time. It's great. People are increasingly trying to access my site from a mobile phones or 3G modems, and their physical ...
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Can I write log output of my choice from the Apache configuration (based on rewrite conditions)?

I have some content that is only available to people who pass a GeoIP lookup and match certain countries. This is done by mod_rewrite and it all works well. What I would like to do is log failed ...
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Webalizer geolocation on Mac

I have installed Webalizer on Ubuntu with Synaptic Package Manager and it works just fine. Then I installed Webalizer on Mac (10.6.2) with http://webalizer.darwinports.com/. But geolocation does not ...
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Is it possible to find the physical location of a wireless router based upon the broadcast signal?

Say for instance, a longitude and latitude? The only information available would be that it is an available wireless network in range (secured or unsecured).
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IP addresses and geographical locations

A colleague of mine asked whether IP addresses could be "approximated" to physical location. As with most IT questions, "it depends" was a response I used frequently. Is there a service or program ...