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Date:      Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:23:22 -0500
From:      zep <zgreenfelder@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: online oddity ....
Message-ID:  <54ADBFEA.7070708@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <54ADA839.10404@hiwaay.net>
References:  <54ADA839.10404@hiwaay.net>

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On 01/07/2015 04:42 PM, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>
>
> .... I sporadically visit http://whatismyipaddress.com/ to see what
> they think my IP address is, to see how tor is working (quite well,
> thank you). Today, it said I was at 209.239.123.90, & said it was out
> of Zurich. I did a 'whois 209.239.123.90' from the CLI & it said:
>
>
> NetRange:       209.239.112.0 - 209.239.127.255
> CIDR:           209.239.112.0/20
> NetName:        HSI-2
> NetHandle:      NET-209-239-112-0-1
> Parent:         NET209 (NET-209-0-0-0-0)
> NetType:        Direct Allocation
> OriginAS:       AS30083
> Organization:   Hosting Solutions International, Inc. (SERVE-6)
> RegDate:        2008-07-10
> Updated:        2013-03-18
> Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-209-239-112-0-1
>
> OrgName:        Hosting Solutions International, Inc.
> OrgId:          SERVE-6
> Address:        210 North Tucker Blvd.
> Address:        Suite 910
> City:           Saint Louis
> StateProv:      MO
> PostalCode:     63101
> Country:        US
> RegDate:        2003-04-15
> Updated:        2014-11-13
> Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/SERVE-6
>
>
> i.e. St.Louis MO, in the USA :-) .... Who's right ?
>
>

I'd suggest that just because a company has its headquarters (or a
presence)  in the US, it may well have points of presence in many parts
of the world.   a bit of googling comes back to reveal they have/had a
headquarters in kirkland, wa and this article:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/09/16/german-hoster-leas=
es-space-in-st-louis/
a traceroute doesn't really give any better hints as to the physical
location of the address.   given what I've been able to find, I'd
_guess_ that it's a german based company, arin assigned the block to
them and then they moved the space over to a new DC in st. louis, but
the ip2location DB hasn't been updated that whatsmyipaddress uses.  =20
it's all a guess, really.

actually ip2location says it's in st. louis, too.    I'd think it is in
st. louis.

--=20
public gpg key id: AE60F64C





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