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London based droplets use Dutch IP addresses and Google thinks I'm Russian!!

March 27, 2015 1.3k views
Getting Started Networking Security DigitalOcean Ubuntu

Having big issues with London based droplets. They have Dutch IP's. Anyone else had this problem lately? I was told that the IP space needs time to propagate. Does anyone have any ideas how long that can take?

This is causing me serious issues at the moment. My London based VPS is absolutely useless without a UK based IP. Personally I think that any new IP blocks going online should be put to one side and published for use when and only when they point to their correct geo-locations.

Also when I go to google.com via ssh proxy through this London based droplet, I'm getting google in Russian!!!

Simply unacceptable :(

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"Personally I think that any new IP blocks going online should be put to one side and published for use when and only when they point to their correct geo-locations."

So DigitalOcean should wait for third parties like GeoIP to get their stuff together before they can make money? What about databases (or websites) that only update their IP locations once a year, or, even worse, never?

Why does IP location even matter?

  • Maybe because he can't read Russian.
    I have sort of the same issue though it resolves to the united states though as it's english, not really worried about it. It seems some sites geolocate london and sometimes united states.

  • Then he should either click "Google in English" or, better yet, stop using a proxy for no reason.

  • "Why does IP location even matter?"

    It's critical when accessing various web sites that only allow access for UK based IPs

  • And those various websites have legitimate reasons to do so, stop trying to circumvent it and respect their terms.

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