Accuracy of your IP address location?


#44

Hi,

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.


#45

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!

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager#systemd-resolved


#46

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…


#48

Thank you. The same thing as for me.


#49

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?


#50

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

Edit: I would check on your parameters.


#51

It could be that your ISP is using a transparent DNS proxy, see https://www.dnsleaktest.com/what-is-transparent-dns-proxy.html for more on this and how to fix it.

Also, don’t trust Apple :smiley: