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How Does IP Geolocation Work?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Jonny Quick, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Jonny Quick

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    Some browsers have the ability to report what geographical area you are in by your external IP Address. There are services everywhere that do this for you. Some of them even cost money.

    I've looked around for a LIST. In my mind, I imagine a list of IP ranges and what geographical area they correspond to. Maybe some kind of map. Maybe the "list" is huge, and it's actually a database, which is why I don't see it published anywhere. But if it's a db, then one should be able to load it into MS Access or something, so where is it?

    Here's why I want to know. I want to know the IP Addresses/Range for certain cities for proxy purposes. Say, for example, I want to find some proxies for "Portland, Oregon". Well, if I knew the numerical range(s) of that particular geographical area, I could limit my search to just those numbers, and not have to mess with the other 99.94 %.

    I can see this could get complex. How far away do you have to be before you are no longer in "Portland" ? But the whole browser thing isn't working.

    Any help ?