[Gllug] geolocation

Alex Smith alex at alexsmith.org
Sat Jul 16 07:16:34 UTC 2011

On 15 Jul 2011, at 20:28, James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 July 2011 19:21, Alain Williams <addw at phcomp.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 07:17:55PM +0100, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have being trying to track down a network performance problem.
>>> I can ping some sites on the internet with a low ping time, and some
>>> with higher ping times.
>>> Is there a command line tool in Linux that I can put an IP address
>>> into and it returns the location it.
>>> For example, ping www.google.com is quick, but ping www.facebook.com is slow.
>>        host www.facebook.com
>>        curl http://freegeoip.appspot.com/xml/
> Thank you.
> So, that proves that facebook does not have any UK servers.

Not quite, it proves that the servers you checked were accessible via IPs which were registered at some point to a country which is not the UK. 

As an aside, I like 'geoiplookup', available in Debian repos.
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