[Goodies-dev] http://archive.xfce.org/geolocation

Harald Judt h.judt at gmx.at
Thu Jul 12 16:01:06 CEST 2012

Am 12.07.2012 14:55, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> On jeu., 2012-07-12 at 13:13 +0200, Harald Judt wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm investigating the use of geolocation auto-detection by IP-address of
>> xfce4-weather-plugin, and here's the result of the HTTP request:
>> http://archive.xfce.org/geolocation
>> <Response>
>>     <Ip></Ip>
>>     <CountryCode>US</CountryCode>
>>     <CountryName>United States</CountryName>
>>     <RegionCode>WA</RegionCode>
>>     <RegionName>Washington</RegionName>
>>     <RegionName>206</RegionName>
>>     <City>Seattle</City>
>>     <Latitude>47.489101</Latitude>
>>     <Longitude>-122.290802</Longitude>
>> </Response>
> I think it's a static page.

No, it's not. When I'm accessing it from another location, I get


But then, it may not be dependent on the location at all and just 
generate random stuff.


>> In fact, I haven't got one usable result yet. Do I need extra parameters?
>>   From weather-search.c:
>>     /* archive.xfce.org is our download server that runs mod_geoip
>>      * with the www.maxmind.com database */
>>     weather_http_receive_data ("archive.xfce.org", "/geolocation",
>>                                proxy_host, proxy_port,
>>                                cb_geolocation, data);


> Are you sure this is really a geolocation service? I don't remember
> anything about that.

According to the source code it should be. Also, it provides location 
data, unfortunately not the right one.


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