I know there are prob exceptions to this but are most ip addresses assigned by location e.g. country/state/region? I was wondering if the above is true how accurately can you depict someones location by their ip address? I'm looking to get an estimate of what state or region my visitors are from the more accurate the better.
Also if IP's are more or less determined by location is there a database available where I could access what locations correspond to which IP's.
For the most part safe. However, with IP spoofing on the rise and AOL's 8 million members all connecting through a proxy located in Sterling VA, IP tracking comes short of reliable.
A better approach is needed for identifying ind. users! This should be made a separate posting? 'Call for ideas' but as a business establishment on the Internet I should have the right to refuse service to anyone who is creating or causing havoc in my business? The only way I see currently to accomplish this is BAN: 188.8.131.52/8 million million
AOL's proxies correspond to specific geographic locations and there are databases out there that will sort AOL users and many others into actual locations. These databases are not free but are available through the products of some of the bigger web analytics programs - WebTrends, HitBox, Coremetrics, etc.