Fri May 9 21:34:02 2003
No need to rip me a new asshole, thanks.
IP location works well for most people, so it's a sensible default, and it
incorporates laziness, which is a virtue.
Over and out.
On Fri, 9 May 2003, Chris Hedemark wrote:
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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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