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Re: Mapping IP address to country

What, I am only trying to find the geographic region
my hits are comming  form. Thats not that bad.

Warm reagrds (mean really warm),

----- Original Message -----
From: "Binand Raj S." <binand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-india-programmers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [LIP] Mapping IP address to country

> Krishna Srinivasan forced the electrons to say:
> > I Would like to track the users that visit my website.
> The easiest and nicest method would be to ask them. ;-) Have a form on
> your website and state statistical reasons for collecting the info. Many
> people don't like it if you try to track them.
> > The IP address is got using $REMOTE_ADDR in PHP.
> > Now how do I map this to the country of origin.
> You could do a whois lookup and try to parse the o/p of all the whois
> servers out there, but I would recommend against it. The tremendous
> additional traffic that this would generate would probably affect the
> performance of your server. Apache also has an option that enables reverse
> DNS lookups on client IP addresses, but is turned off by default because
> of performance reasons.
> If you still insist, BW whois (http://bw.org/whois) is the right whois
> client for this. But please remember that you are invading the privacy
> of the surfer - I, for one, have just made a mental note never to visit
> www.multimediastudio.com or recommend the site.
> Binand
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