Accuracy of your IP address location?



On the second command I get,

ln -s /run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/etc/resolv.conf’: File exists

I know that it exist, it’s created and updated by NetworkManager on boot.


Use the force, Luke:

ln -sf /run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

Probably best to keep a backup of the original file first though in case NetworkManager throws a hissy fit.

Ubuntu uses systemd-resolved by default along with NM so it should work.

EDIT: ArchWiki to the rescue!


Here in Germany using Vodafone the location accuracy was pretty high unfortunately. It is usually about 5 kilometres. I am now using a VPN because of this. On my laptop at least. Running Minecraft and some steam games on my Desktop they probably already know who and where I am. Even worse: I can not even connect to Minecraft using a VPN, which freaks me out a bit…


Thank you. The same thing as for me.


I’m using PureVPN mac vpn, I turned on my vpn on iOS, turned off location services, and typed into google, “where am I” and it returned with my exact location.

Thinking this was due to GPS, I tried on my MacBook Pro, it also returned my exact location. Shouldn’t my VPN cause it to think my location is wherever I’m connecting to via the vpn?


Guess that you have the tracker/locator still on on your MacBook.

Edit: I would check on your parameters.


It could be that your ISP is using a transparent DNS proxy, see for more on this and how to fix it.

Also, don’t trust Apple :smiley: