Fri May 9 20:24:02 2003
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On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 12:46 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> There are a number of services that do geolocation based on IP address.
> These are all commercial, as far as I know.
I subscribe to the list so there is no reason to send me two copies.
Anywho, geolocation based on IP address flat out simply doesn't work.
Don't believe me? Give me a web site to visit and then based on your
server logs tell me where in the world I am within 100 miles of
accuracy. You can't. When you're talking about something like
keysignings your accuracy needs to be much greater still. Most folks
are willing to drive only so far to meet someone to swap signatures.
If you're giving them too many false hits for "neighbors" the system
will be useless out of the starting gate.
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