User Activity - Incorrect IP Location Reporting - SM 13.4 Ent
Question asked by CCWH - 6/9/2015 at 9:38 AM
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Hello all,
 
I have just noticed that a couple of client's IP Addresses are being reported as located within the US, however they located in the UK.  After checking with external IP Geo locators all shows as UK registered.
 
Where does SM get the IP location details from, as they are incorrect?
 
Thanks
 
Graham

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Robert Emmett Replied
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Are you referring the greylisting based on country?
Robert Emmett
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CCWH Replied
No, I mean the active online users shown within Manage > User Activity > Online Users
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Scarab Replied
I've been seeing this frequently too, but with US IP Addresses showing up as Russian or Chinese, yet an external ASN lookup shows them as belonging to Charter/Comcast/TimeWarner IP Ranges. Smartermail gets these from the \Smartermail\Service\GeoIP.dat file. Not entirely sure but this may be the GeoIP Legacy Database from MaxMind, which is supposedly updated once a month by the MaxMind developers. I am pretty certain that SmarterMail doesn't automatically download these updates and only manually updates it with minor and major version updates to SmarterMail. If you aren't running v14 of Smartermail your version of the GeoIP.dat is definitely outdated (if it is the MaxMind GeoIP Legacy Database you can probably download a newer version, stop the Smartermail service, put it in your \Smartermail\Service\ directory, and restart the Smartermail service to update it yourself).
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CCWH Replied
Thanks for the reply. We have a planned upgrade scheduled for our SM servers this weekend going from 13.4 > 14 so hopefully that will bring the db up to date. However, I think there should be a way to update the IP db integrated into the SM admin console. Might be worth a request after confirming that is the case
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Scarab Replied
I think that would be an awesome feature request, but it may be problematic if it is the GeoIP Legacy Database as they only support remote wget commands which is not available on Windows Server unless you install it with Cygwin. :(
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jorge.mx.neto Replied
I agree SM should make this updateable if not through a Webservice (that can be manual invoked or auto once a month) at least have it available in their website to download.

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