said by frivolous:
Just so i am clear - when i looked up th ip address under an ip locator -
6 25 ms 24 ms 24 ms sonicnet-customer.xo.com [188.8.131.52]
That ip is not located in Kansas?
That is a Sonic.net customer facing XO Communications IP address. XO Communications may be in Kansas, but Sonic.net, LLC is a relatively small (about 50,000 subs) Internet and telephone (POTS) provider serving California customers in the AT&T service areas of California within the state. It is a CLEC.
That IP address would be assigned to XO hardware in San Jose, California.
Do not trust Internet IP geo-locators. When I was an AT&T customer, such services put me in various locations from across town (the Monterey Highway address was about halfway between my actual residence and Morgan Hill, California) to across the Bay (variously, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Novato). None were within ten miles of my actual residence, and one was close to 75 miles away!--
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