Bug with Santiago, CA

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Bug with Santiago, CA

Postby Zazz on Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:51 am

Not sure where to put this, but here it is.

Apparently there are multiple cities called "Santiago" in the universe. Looking up the location of "66.163.69.69" places it in Santiago, Canada -- but the given latitude and longitude are at the bottom of south america!
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Postby robocoder on Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:59 am

Well, there is no SANTIAGO in Canada, and that IP belongs to Shaw (which operates throughout Western Canada).
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Postby Zazz on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:13 pm

Any idea how to get a more accurate location for a shawcable address?
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Postby robocoder on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:15 pm

Try an IP number to hostname lookup, or tracert (traceroute).

Currently, that IP resolves to rd1bb-pos15-0.vc.shawcable.net. Best guess is Greater Vancouver.
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Postby Zazz on Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:40 pm

Thank you. That seems about right, judging by http://www.smr-usenet.com/tech/shaw.shtml and http://reaper.fudo.org/net/shawcable.html.

I think it'd be cool to integrate this kind of matching into something like hostip. It already has a massive database of ips compared to locations; I wonder if these kinds of reverse-dns-to-region associations could be automatically verified or even automatically generated from it some day, some how.
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Postby robocoder on Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:10 am

Automatic verification isn't going to be 100%. Case in point: although I'm in Toronto, I may be assigned an IP that resolves to: hse-mtl-ppp12345.qc.sympatico.ca ... I'm certainly no where near Montreal, Quebec.
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