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Id: 40938
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Subject: Geo::IPfree country data is outdated and incorrect
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 23:13:41 +0200
To: bugs-Geo-IPfree [...]
From: Damyan Ivanov <dmn [...]>
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Hi, We got the following bug report about Geo-IPfree in the Debian bug tracker. It would be nice if you can comment on it. The ifull bug log and the attachments it talks about are at Brian Cassidy also offered to take ofer the maintenance of Geo-IPfree and take care to update its database. Please say if this is fine with you. Thank you, Damyan Debian Perl Group ----- Forwarded message from Claus Herwig <> ----- Subject: Bug#505736: Geo::IPfree country data is outdated and incorrect Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 20:05:36 +0100 From: Claus Herwig <> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080829 SeaMonkey/1.1.12 To: submit <> Reply-To: Claus Herwig <>, Package: libgeo-ipfree-perl Version: 0.2-6 Severity: normal Tags: patch The country data file provided with Geo::IPfree /usr/share/perl5/Geo/ipscountry.dat is extremly outdated and incorrect. So please include an uptodate country data file. Attached you'll find three files: - converts an freely available uptodate GPL'ed country database to Geo::IPfree's ipscountry.dat. You can get the required source database file anytime from - README.database is the licence file that comes with this source database - ipscountry.dat is an uptodate generated file as of 14/11/2008 My suggestion would be to replace the file in /usr/share/perl5/Geo with the uptodate version and provide the old version together with the conversion script and licence file in /usr/share/doc/libgeo-ipfree-perl/examples. I consider this a bug and not a wishlist item because - packaged ipscountry.dat (27/3/2003) is over five years old and contains approx. 30'000 records compared to an uptodate file with about 90'000 records. - For roughly 30% of all allocated IPv4 address ranges in the world the allocation was changed in the last five years. - libgeo-ipfree-perl is suggested by packages like awstats. If you use it for logfile analysis you get seriously wrong data. For example: After doing some tests for myself I'd estimate Geo::IPfree gets it wrong for about 50-80% of web traffic in Western Europe. This IMHO renders the package quite useless in its current state. Show quoted text
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Subject: Bug#505736: Info received ([ #40938] Geo::IPfree country data is outdated and incorrect )
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:12:03 +0000
To: bug-Geo-IPfree [...]
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