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Amilto

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Wrong geolocation
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:48:52 PM »

Hello !

Got this configuration working at home :

Name                                                                   Routed /64
tunnel624499.tunnel.tserv10.par1.ipv6.he.net   2001:470:1f13:1e6::/64

Everything is fine, from ping to web service at home in IPv6. BUT my geolocation in IPv6 is now USA while it should be France. Any way to fix this ?

Best regards and Thanks for All the Fish !
William
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tjeske

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Re: Wrong geolocation
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 08:25:01 AM »

I don't think that's possible. HE already put the correct details with France as location. Check yourself:
https://dnschecker.org/ipv6-whois-lookup.php

Problem is that there are widely used 3rd party databases with wrong location information for your IP. Check the biggest:
https://www.iplocation.net/ip-lookup

As you can see, "IP2Location", "ipinfo.io", and "ipgeolocation.io" (still) report a wrong/old location. They _might_ pick it up automatically, but the best is probably to write to them and tell them the correct location of your prefix. That's how it worked for me.
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Amilto

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Re: Wrong geolocation
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 12:58:13 PM »

Thanks for your answer.

By the way, 2001:470:1f13:1e6::/64 is located in USA according to https://dnschecker.org/ipv6-whois-lookup.php . Do they get the location from HE ? If so, then HE please fix this.

Best regards
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broquea

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Re: Wrong geolocation
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2021, 01:12:47 PM »

Nothing for us to fix, we publish location data in our rwhois. If a 3rd party GeoIP service doesn't use what we publish, that is on them. We're not responsible for other ppl's products, like GeoIP databases.
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tjeske

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Re: Wrong geolocation
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 01:57:19 AM »

Hey, you're welcome.

By the way, 2001:470:1f13:1e6::/64 is located in USA according to https://dnschecker.org/ipv6-whois-lookup.php .

I think you're looking at the wrong section. What you see first is just the location for the whole ASN. The rwhois for your record is further down:

Code: [Select]
contact:ID;I:POC-TB-DTND
contact:Auth-Area:contacts
contact:Class-Name:contact
contact:Name:Private Customer - Hurricane Electric
contact:Street-Address:Private Residence
contact:City:Salouel
contact:Province:Somme
contact:Postal-Code:80480
contact:Country-Code:FR
contact:Phone:+1-510-580-4100
contact:E-mail:hostmaster@he.net
contact:Created:20201029063538000
contact:Updated:20201029063538000
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