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stymie222

join:2008-05-29
Adel, IA

IP Numbers and Country of Origin

Does a server IP address number indicate the country of origin ?

Do I have to look up each game server address to see where it is ?

Before wasting my time on a high ping server in Siberia, I would like to play on only U.S. or possibly Canadian game servers.



LilYoda
Feline with squirel personality disorder
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No the IP address doesn't indicate country of origin

There are services of IP localization that search the whois records for an IP you're interested in, and will give you the country. Or you can just use whois database yourself »www.whois.net/ and »www.db.ripe.net/whois



darcilicious
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said by LilYoda:

No the IP address doesn't indicate country of origin
Hmmm well, they sort of do.. for example, a sequential range of IP address (in blocks) are assigned to Asia. See »www.ipaddresslocation.org/ip_ran···nges.php for an example of how to get these ranges via country.


LilYoda
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yeah but the block after and before might not be in asia.

What I meant was that the IP itself is not linked to geography. But tools like the RIPE & whois can indeed "check" where each block is allocated. The link you gave is another example of a IP to geography cross-referencing



darcilicious
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said by LilYoda:

yeah but the block after and before might not be in asia.
Correct. And so those blocks would be assigned to other countries...