Question

reported location by IP differs

Posted April 27, 2015 1.4k views
UbuntuDigitalOceanNetworking

I just set up my first droplet in the SanFrancisco region. However whereismyip.net shows the ip as being in New York. Is this normal? I want to set the timezone correctly.

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This is normal. GeoIP is not reliable to determine the physical location of a machine.

I believe DigitalOcean’s main office is in New York.

https://xkcd.com/713/

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