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Re: Off the wall quuestion about browsing.



On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 18:57 +0000, Steve Searle wrote:
> Around 06:51pm on Saturday, February 28, 2009 (UK time), Aaron Konstam scrawled:
> 
> > I notice that when I browse certain sites they can determing what city I
> > live in. How is that done? I can't figure that out.
> 
> Actually they determine where your ISP connects you to the internet.
> Thus I am doomed to be shown as living in bloody London.
> 
> http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation

Well does not seem to always work. Try it on:128.42.206.11 which is the
ip address of Rice U. in Houston. So something is fishy. But they
certainly located me.
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