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.hu = hungaria

the question is, are those flags really "missing" from the program, or were the ips simply not resolved / not listed in the database (the latter seems more likely, but you never know :) )

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the question is, are those flags really "missing" from the program, or were the ips simply not resolved / not listed in the database

Hostnames were displayed. How else would you get the country code unless by hand?

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i have seen the israel flag and the hungarian flag before but it doesnt show on all.

i found another one .cy (cyprus)

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why does it show .net suffixes as USA flag a lot of the are UK providers?

Maybe because it's managed by ICANN and operated by Verisign, both of which are American?

I don't think µTorrent uses geolocation to figure out which country a hostname belongs to, just the TLD. Just a guess though I could be wrong.

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why does it show .net suffixes as USA flag a lot of the are UK providers?

Maybe because it's managed by ICANN and operated by Verisign, both of which are American?

I don't think µTorrent uses geolocation to figure out which country a hostname belongs to, just the TLD. Just a guess though I could be wrong.

well it have been manually coded into it to show the flags :P

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not a missing flag but wrong colours

in version 1.1.4 the german flag is displayed as black-red-grey which is wrong in version 1.1.3 it was displayed as black-red-gold which was right

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I have noticed that the .net ones are tagged with an american flag, even if they are from UK, Sweden or anywhere else.

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why does it show .net suffixes as USA flag a lot of the are UK providers?

This has been up before (search)

Those domains are getting the USA flag because of the top domain, there's no resolving and checking what provider it is (exept for two cases in 1.1.5 where two swedish isp's were added specific).

There's really no use to use bandwidth to check every single peer, and I wouldn't have the devs sitting a compiling a list over every isp just so that we can get the right flag :)

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I have noticed that the .net ones are tagged with an american flag, even if they are from UK, Sweden or anywhere else.

Yes, as someone before me told us, it's very difficult to determine which country a particular .net domain belongs to, and because of this it defaults to the American flag. The flags are just an approximation though, you don't have to take it too seriously. Someone could be behind a proxy, or someone (like me for instance) has a dynamic IP (and an ISP which leases lines from everywhere), so even though I'm on an island, very rarely do I get the correct designation. Sometimes I'm identified as from the U.S., sometimes Spain etc. :)

Edit: Tozz beat me to it. Boohoo! :P

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.ba = Bosnia and Herzegovina (Flag)

.to = Tonga (Flag)

.jo = Jordan (Flag)

also find .za (south africa)

Me too.

I also noticed that .org doesn't have a flag, maybe .net / .com / .edu / the other generic TLDs should be like that as well? Maybe not, then there'd be no USA flags ... who has a .us hostname? :rolleyes:

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There's plenty of free DNS services which use routing data and whois lists to accurately report back the country of an IP. One of them is http://www.blackholes.us/. Replacing the current peer name query with this kind would be trivial job.


C:>nslookup
Default Server: x
Address: y

> set q=ptr
> 12.34.56.78
Server: x
Address: y

*** x can't find 78.56.34.12.in-addr.arpa.: Non-existent domain

> set q=txt
> 78.56.34.12.countries.blackholes.us
Server: x
Address: y

Non-authoritative answer:
78.56.34.12.countries.blackholes.us text =

"us"

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It's still showing some of the swedish isp's to be american.

These are the ones I've noticed this far:

*.glocalnet.net

*.bredband.scanova.net

*.velocitytech.net

*.soderhamn-net.com

*.se.borderlight.net

*.siw.siwnet.net

*.ornskoldsvik.com

*.skekraft.net

*.gavlenet.com

So if you nice devs have any plans of adding these to the list of swedish isp's, I'm glad to have helped.. :D

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