Use whatismyipaddess instead of default

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Use whatismyipaddess instead of default

Post by Ideas Bot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am

When you click an IP address for a user you get a pretty mundane result of the IP address. And it seems IPv6 addresses don't show anything at all! I know Xenforo uses http://whatismyipaddress.com/ and I think it would be a great addition to phpBB. The website has a fairly accurate IP geo location, shows the ASN as well as the ISP.

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Re: Use whatismyipaddess instead of default

Post by david63 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:15 am

I hope that it is more accurate in the US that it is in the UK - it has my IP address as being over 70 miles away!

There are many more accurate lookup sites than that one.
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Re: Use whatismyipaddess instead of default

Post by warmweer » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:21 pm

Nope, geolocation is almost always based on user-input (provider are not allowed to divulge that info in some countries) and apart from being purposely wrong many times, they are outdated.
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