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

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Is there any DNS that supports Geo-location / Directional DNS?

At ultradns.com or on comwired.com you can select multiple A records depending on location; x.com (United States) 174.1.1.1 x.com (Europe) 65.2.2.2 So requests are routed based on proximity/where ...
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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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A script to geo-locate ip addresses in auth.log

Is there a way to automatically geo-locate an ip-address on Ubuntu linux? I'm looking to do this for errors in my auth.log.
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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...