Swiss Node IPs indicating Panama location?

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Swiss Node IPs indicating Panama location?

Post by Sourya » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:25 am

Connected to Swiss node and both doileak.com and whatismyipaddress.com are returning a Panama location, is this correct?

From doileak.com:

DNS Request Source: We did get DNS requests from the following IPs:
162.158.83.103: Cloudflare (13335), Germany (EU)
81.17.31.34: Private Layer INC (51852), Panama (NA)

Web search results are also now in Spanish.

It used to show Zurich.

ISP Private Layer INC is the same before and now.

Tried IPs .....36, .....46, and .....62 with no difference.

Puzzled.

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Re: Swiss Node IPs indicating Panama location?

Post by df » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:35 am

Some GeoIP databases are inaccurate, and some "whatismyip" sites only use one GeoIP db. https://www.iplocation.net/ is decent, it shows the results from 4 different GeoIP databases. On that site, our Swiss node's IPs are listed in the first db as Switzerland, the second db as Germany, the third db as Switzerland, and in the fourth db as Panama.
The problem is that Private Layer Inc (the Swiss node's ISP) is registered in Panama, but owns servers in Switzerland. From their ToS: "Private Layer is incorporated in the country of Panama, and provides services from the countries of Switzerland and Panama".
No clue where that second db got Germany from.
The physical server is located at the Ticino DC in Switzerland - https://www.datacenters.com/swisscoloca ... -inferiore

EDIT:
Never use doileak.com. Any leak test that asks you to turn your VPN off should be avoided. If they require you to turn your VPN off before the test begins, they're doing some shady shit behind the scenes. The website redirects to https://www.top10vpn.com/do-i-leak/ , and top10vpn.com is one of the many vpn review sites that only accept paid listings. That's why we're not listed there, we don't pay for reviews like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc. does.

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Re: Swiss Node IPs indicating Panama location?

Post by Sourya » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:59 pm

Thank you for your quick and comprehensive reply DF.

Thank you also for the warning re not turning off the VPN, that new doileak's request was a red flag, I ignored it.

I used doileak before it was purchased out. On their new page I used the Classic Tool which is the old doileak test.

I've now replaced doileak in my bookmarks with https://www.iplocation.net/ , the link you gave.

Thanks again.

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Re: Swiss Node IPs indicating Panama location?

Post by df » Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:33 pm

Well the iplocation.net site isn't for leaks, it's just for knowing your IP (and what ISP/region it belongs to).
Here's some decent leak test sites:
https://dnsleaktest.com for DNS leaks (we've got one at https://cryptostorm.is/dnsleak too, but it's not great. it's more of a proof of concept for a dns leak test page that doesn't use javascript).
https://cryptostorm.is/torrentip for checking that your torrent client isn't leaking your ip (this one is great, uses opensource software that you can install on any website if you don't want to use it on ours).
https://ipv6leak.com/ - for making sure IPv6 isn't leaking (hosted by PIA)
https://diafygi.github.io/webrtc-ips/ - webrtc/STUN leaks, I think this was the original
there's also that geolocation feature most modern browsers have, explained on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/363 ... eolocation
easiest way to stop those is to just deny the request if it comes up, or better yet disable the feature entirely in your browser's settings.

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