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I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if USA),
country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is easy, but
how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?

Thanks,

Bill.

Jul 22 '05 #1
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there is no guaranteed way of doing this...
Best you can do it get the users IP and do some geo-lookups but even these
aren't accurate, they will only get you a location for the users ISP at
best.....

You may want to rethink what you are trying to do.,

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Curt Christianson
Site & Scripts: http://www.Darkfalz.com
Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com
"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
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I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if USA),
country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is easy, but
how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?

Thanks,

Bill.

Jul 22 '05 #2
http://www.countryhawk.com/

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"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
news:OL******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if USA),
country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is easy, but
how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?

Thanks,

Bill.

Jul 22 '05 #3
Victor wrote on 11 apr 2005 in microsoft.publi c.inetserver.as p.general:
I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if
USA), country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is
easy, but how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?


You do not need a component,
just ask the user,
all other methods being incorrect more often than not.

Millions of users will vouch this code as being correct:

<%
a=7

if a<8 then
%>You live in the New York, NY<%
else
%>You are dead<%
end if

%>

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Jul 22 '05 #4

"Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <te*****@dnartr eb.noraa> wrote in message
news:uB******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP15.phx.gbl...
http://www.countryhawk.com/


This does not detect town.


Jul 22 '05 #5

"Evertjan." <ex************ **@interxnl.net > wrote in message
news:Xn******** ************@19 4.109.133.29...
Victor wrote on 11 apr 2005 in microsoft.publi c.inetserver.as p.general:
I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if
USA), country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is
easy, but how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?


You do not need a component,
just ask the user,
all other methods being incorrect more often than not.


This is for a password security system, to prevent re-use of passwords
issued to corporate accounts. So, asking the user kinda defeats the
security, don't you think?


Jul 22 '05 #6

"Curt_C [MVP]" <software_AT_da rkfalz.com> wrote in message
news:OX******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P09.phx.gbl...
there is no guaranteed way of doing this...
Best you can do it get the users IP and do some geo-lookups but even these
aren't accurate, they will only get you a location for the users ISP at
best.....
That's the old way.

Most reverse DNSs now give you the domain not of the ISP, but of the user's
internet connection location to the ISP, which then needs to be decoded
(which is what I'm asking for) to give you the town.


You may want to rethink what you are trying to do.,

--
Curt Christianson
Site & Scripts: http://www.Darkfalz.com
Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com
"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
news:OL******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if USA),
country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is easy, but how do you determine the town?

What ASP components do this?

Thanks,

Bill.


Jul 22 '05 #7
That's not going to help though.. I mean my DNS/IP comes back as being from
a town over 45 min away....
There is NO WAY to get this info accurately.....

--
Curt Christianson
Site & Scripts: http://www.Darkfalz.com
Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com
"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
news:eC******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP10.phx.gbl...

"Curt_C [MVP]" <software_AT_da rkfalz.com> wrote in message
news:OX******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P09.phx.gbl...
there is no guaranteed way of doing this...
Best you can do it get the users IP and do some geo-lookups but even
these
aren't accurate, they will only get you a location for the users ISP at
best.....


That's the old way.

Most reverse DNSs now give you the domain not of the ISP, but of the
user's
internet connection location to the ISP, which then needs to be decoded
(which is what I'm asking for) to give you the town.


You may want to rethink what you are trying to do.,

--
Curt Christianson
Site & Scripts: http://www.Darkfalz.com
Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com
"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
news:OL******** *****@tk2msftng p13.phx.gbl...
> I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if USA),
> country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is easy, but > how do you determine the town?
>
> What ASP components do this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill.
>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #8
nothing does, not accurately.....
Its a proximity guess at best......

--
Curt Christianson
Site & Scripts: http://www.Darkfalz.com
Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com
"Victor" <bl***@blank.co m> wrote in message
news:eh******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...

"Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <te*****@dnartr eb.noraa> wrote in message
news:uB******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP15.phx.gbl...
http://www.countryhawk.com/


This does not detect town.

Jul 22 '05 #9
Victor wrote on 11 apr 2005 in microsoft.publi c.inetserver.as p.general:

"Evertjan." <ex************ **@interxnl.net > wrote in message
news:Xn******** ************@19 4.109.133.29...
Victor wrote on 11 apr 2005 in microsoft.publi c.inetserver.as p.general:
> I've been to a few websites where it displays the town, state (if
> USA), country I'm browsing from. Now, I know that detecting country is
> easy, but how do you determine the town?
>
> What ASP components do this?
>


You do not need a component,
just ask the user,
all other methods being incorrect more often than not.


This is for a password security system, to prevent re-use of passwords
issued to corporate accounts. So, asking the user kinda defeats the
security, don't you think?


You seem to have a strange sense of security,
trusting a virtual component like that.

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)

Jul 22 '05 #10

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