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RE: Geoip information

> Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:17:03 -0800
> Subject: Re: Geoip information
> From: coderman@xxxxxxxxx
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

> > ... start Tor from Vidalia, and watch the Connection
> > box in the Network Map, I see a connection opened to
> > geoip.vidalia-project.net:1443 , then closed,
> good! did you see it actually CONNECT ok before closing? or was the
> close a "gave up" or "no exit available" close?
> (may have to watch closely)

It said Connecting .... then Open for about 2 seconds... then Closed.

> depending on how out of date your cached information is, there may be
> hundreds and hundreds of IP's to get info for. while the request to
> the geoip service does try to ask about many IPs at a time, it will
> still break a huge amount into reasonable chunks, and thus multiple
> GOOD responses are needed to successfully connected requests for some
> router details to get geo coordinates.

There was a geoip-cache file from November, which I guess is the last time it worked.
I renamed that in case it was corrupted. A new one hasn't been created, I don't think.

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