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How to determine the Country and Organization from IP

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Hi,
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP. I have to write a JSP, which when given the IP address gives the
country and the organization to which the IP belongs. The organization
may be the ISP, or a MNC or any other corporate/government body, or it
may be of an individual. I have to do it progamitically from inside a
JSP?
Any suggestions anybody

Thanks in Advance for your reply
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Amardeep Verma wrote:
Hi,
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP. I have to write a JSP, which when given the IP address gives the
country and the organization to which the IP belongs. The organization
may be the ISP, or a MNC or any other corporate/government body, or it
may be of an individual. I have to do it progamitically from inside a
JSP?
Any suggestions anybody

Thanks in Advance for your reply


Do a whois lookup, then parse the results that are returned. You could do
something as simple as:

<url: http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?...nput=127.0.0.1 />

then parse the HTML returned.

Or find some service that allows SOAP calls, or a service that returns the
data in an easier to parse format, such as XML or comma-delimited.

--
| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

Jul 17 '05 #2

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Amardeep Verma wrote:
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP.


MaxMind provides free databases, derived from APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and
RIPE WHOIS databases, and APIs for a number of languages, including Java.

http://www.maxmind.com/
http://www.maxmind.com/app/java

--
Ivan Pechorin

Jul 17 '05 #3

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One problem with this (as I have found recently) is that there are four
***independent*** regional Internet registries. However, the American
(North) and sub-equatorial African registry (ARIN - www.arin.net) does seem
to point you to which registry does contain the information, if they don't,
on a regular basis. This will require more parsing on your behalf.

The four registries are:

APNIC (http://www.apnic.net/) - Asia (Pacific).
ARIN (http://www.arin.net/) - North America, (part of) the Caribbean, and
sub-equatorial Africa.
LACNIC (http://lacnit.net/) - Latin America and the Caribbean.
RIPE (http://www.ripe.net/) - Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and
Africa.

I don't know if there is a central database (there probably isn't), but some
web-sites do query all of the registries. I knew one that would allow HTTP
GET requests, but it's disappeared from my browser history (?!?!).

Michael

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M.Winter@(I_hate_spam)blueyonder.co.uk
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"Grant Wagner" <gw*****@agricoreunited.com> wrote in message
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Amardeep Verma wrote:
Hi,
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP. I have to write a JSP, which when given the IP address gives the
country and the organization to which the IP belongs. The organization
may be the ISP, or a MNC or any other corporate/government body, or it
may be of an individual. I have to do it progamitically from inside a
JSP?
Any suggestions anybody

Thanks in Advance for your reply


Do a whois lookup, then parse the results that are returned. You could do
something as simple as:

<url: http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?...nput=127.0.0.1 />

then parse the HTML returned.

Or find some service that allows SOAP calls, or a service that returns the
data in an easier to parse format, such as XML or comma-delimited.

--
| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

Jul 17 '05 #4

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Thanks ivan, your suggestion is very close to what i required. If you
know of any other organization or service offering the same service,
please do let me know.

Thanks
Amardeep Verma

Ivan Pechorin <iv**@pechorin.com> wrote in message news:<bg***********@gavrilo.mtu.ru>...
Amardeep Verma wrote:
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP.


MaxMind provides free databases, derived from APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and
RIPE WHOIS databases, and APIs for a number of languages, including Java.

http://www.maxmind.com/
http://www.maxmind.com/app/java

Jul 17 '05 #5

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On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 22:12:27 +0100, "Michael Winter"
<M.Winter@(I_hate_spam)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote or quoted :
LACNIC (http://lacnit.net/) - Latin America and the Caribbean.


that should read http://lacnit.org

For future reference, various WHOIS lookups are indexed at
http://mindprod.com/jgloss/whois.html

--
Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
Jul 17 '05 #6

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On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 21:23:58 +0100, Mark Thornton
<m.**********@ntlworld.com> wrote or quoted :
Note that this does not reliably tell you where the user is located. For
example I think it is AOL who use IP addresses from their US allocation
for customers everywhere (in the UK for example).


For example, I looked up my own website's IP and discovered it was
allocated to "bigpipe". This is not me, and not my ISP but at least
one higher up the food chain.
--
Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
Jul 17 '05 #7

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On Sat, 09 Aug 2003 01:40:11 GMT, Roedy Green <ro***@mindprod.com>
two-finger typed:
On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 21:23:58 +0100, Mark Thornton
<m.**********@ntlworld.com> wrote or quoted :
Note that this does not reliably tell you where the user is located. For
example I think it is AOL who use IP addresses from their US allocation
for customers everywhere (in the UK for example).


For example, I looked up my own website's IP and discovered it was
allocated to "bigpipe". This is not me, and not my ISP but at least
one higher up the food chain.


You could do a reverse DNS call to at least get the full name of the
machine. This will give you a name that may tell you more.

It is basically impossible to get a true geographic location on every
machine through their IP number, though. You would have to equip each
machine with a GPS system that is always accessible through the internet
;-)

Cheers.
Jul 17 '05 #8

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On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:24:00 +0200, Jacob <ja***@yahoo.com> wrote or
quoted :
I use http://www.all-nettools.com/cgi-bin/sw.cgi


that url did not work. Try this one.
http://www.all-nettools.com/tools1.htm
--
Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
Jul 17 '05 #9

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Thank you guys for sharing your thoughts with me. IF you have
anything more to add, please do post it.


Maybe there is some relative of PING you can use to find out where a
site is. Not every site would implement it. If not, maybe it is time
to invent such an identifying protocol, that would give you a vcard
for the IP. It might also present public keys for the site.
--
Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
Jul 17 '05 #10

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Hi,
use MaxMind GeoIP (http://www.maxmind.com/)

Amir Pashazadeh

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Hi,
I would like to determine the Country and Organization from a given
IP. I have to write a JSP, which when given the IP address gives the
country and the organization to which the IP belongs. The organization
may be the ISP, or a MNC or any other corporate/government body, or it
may be of an individual. I have to do it progamitically from inside a
JSP?
Any suggestions anybody

Thanks in Advance for your reply

Jul 17 '05 #11

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