[time] getting foreign server from US host
Tue Oct 7 16:31:12 UTC 2008
Ryan Malayter wrote:
> Given the errors in all IP geolocation services, wouldn't it make
> sense to allow pool server operators to identify their country (and
> maybe LAT/LONG) alongside their bandwidth? This could be of course
> optional, falling back on the MaxMind/whatever geolocation data if
> operator-supplied location data is not present.
I don't expect you can ask poolmembers their LAT/LON and get more
than using those IP location services. You'll get a good fraction of
swapped LAT and LON, wrong signs, etc.
Maybe it would get a little bit better when you let the user click on a
map, but you will
be surprised seeing how many people cannot indicate their own position
on a map!
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