Why does Gmail claim Tor IPs are located in one country when blutmagie.de claims they are located in a different country?

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.org
Wed Aug 18 16:17:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:59:40 +0100
Matthew <pumpkin at cotse.net> wrote:

>   Hello,
> I don't understand this.
> I go to http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/ and have a look at the exit
> node "gigatux" called emohawk2.gigatux.com and located at
> This appears to be located in the UK according to blutmagie.de.

whois and RIPE agree with blutmagie.  Gmail is wrong.  Perhaps they use
different geoip databases.

If you look at your circuits, are you exiting from the UK or do you
have split circuits where some may be going to gstatic.com through
another place?

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
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