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    Haw IP's work?

    I was wandering haw is it possible a dedicated server located in Canada to have an australian IP?

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    You cannot as far as I know.

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    You probably used a lookup service that isnt correct... did you check with ARIN ?
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    If the datacenter that hosts the IP in question is a multinational company, they may have reallocated some of their IP's from a datacenter in one country to a datacenter in another country. As long as they properly coordinating BGP for all of their ips, then it isn't a major problem. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen.

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    66.212.225.28 - Costa Rica?
    66.212.235.4
    64.15.73.21 - Australia

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    Perhaps they are using a proxy or proxy server

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    How about anycast?

    Not sure exactly how that works but my understanding is multiple geographically diverse servers utilise the same IP. So assuming the IPs were allocated from from Australia and a server utilises it in Canada...
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    You chose two examples:

    (1) Was a block from Mohawk Internet, who provide (among other things) IP addresses to many of the major online poker sites (PokerStars, et al.). If you look at both the route announcements and do some traceroutes, you'll see the routing terminating somewhere near Montreal.

    (2) Was a block to Netelligent in Canada, who has reassigned a block of Ip addresses to a customer with a mailing (billing) address in Australia. If you look at both the route announcements and do some traceroutes, you'll see the routing terminating in Canada (not Australia).

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