# Re: [tor-talk] geoip6

Thanks for the clear explanation, it makes perfect sense. - eliaz

On 4/12/2013 7:13 AM, Justin Aplin wrote:
> On 4/12/2013 2:09 AM, eliaz@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Can someone tell me if I have to do something about geoip6 warnings?
>>
>> I've got a bridge relay running from a vista x64 machine. As with the
>> past few TBB versions I'm still getting occasional message-log warnings:
>>
>> "Failed to open GEOIP file C:\Users\,<acctname>\AppData\Roaming
>> \tor\geoip6."
>
> Geoip6 is simply a text list of the approximate physical address of IPv6
> addresses. Having this makes it easy to do things like display the
> locations of exits on a map (as Vidalia can do). It's not at all
> necessary for Tor to work properly, and won't affect either client or
> server function, but it's a nifty feature.
>
>> \AppData\Roaming\tor doesn't exist, nor does the subfolder
>> \geoip6, as I'm running the bridge from from TBB installed on a USB
>> stick. The installation seems correct, my geoip is in the data
>> directory as usual. As far as I can tell the bridge is connecting to
>> circuits as it should (though it's not carrying as much traffic as
>> previously).
>
> If you like, you can grab geoip6 from [1] and save it in your data
> directory alongside geoip. If that doesn't fix the message, you can add
> the following line to your torrc:
>
>> I did find some discussion in bug tracker, but it's months old and
>> doesn't suggest anything that I can do.
>>
>> So, do these warnings even apply to my relay installation? Can I
>> just ignore them?
>
> Feel free to ignore them; the only thing that will happen is that IPv6
> exits won't show up on Vidalia's map. Traffic won't be affected in any way.
>
> [1]
>
> ~Justin Aplin
>
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