Are replit (technically google's) servers in Dearing, Kansas?
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Baconman321 (1104)

I was doing some research for badminton and I used a browser emulator to work around network restrictions.

I probably should have remembered that it's a browser emulator and it will have a different location than my own (I can easily fix), but on google maps, it said that I was in Dearing, Kansas.

Is this where google (because replit uses google) hosts their servers? The location shows it is on a road near a lake or other body of water, but also servers are also probably capable of geo-spoofing their location. If the latter is true, then why Dearing, Kansas?

My coordinates and "address" according to the browser emulator.

The general location:

The specific location:

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SixBeeps (5346)

That might be where one of the data centers is, but remember Replit obtained multiple of those after going worldwide.

Baconman321 (1104)

@SixBeeps Yeah. Remote location + close to a body of water = great place for data center.

I tried to find a server farm near that area, tho.

Googling "server farm in dearing kansas" or "data center in dearing kansas" brought nothing.

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@Baconman321 Of course, data centers just dont expose their location only for some crazy people to break in

Baconman321 (1104)

@novaflippers Why can I see it on the map then?

If your statement is true, then it isn't located in Dearing and is just a spoof... but if it isn't a spoof... then why would they reveal that? I mean, come on... google isn't that dumb...

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@Baconman321 I meant they dont just put their location on google.com, of course they know that anyone can spin up an instance and use their instance IP to do a lookup of the location, but that dosent matter if your paying them, and they have strongly guarded datacenters in the middle of nowhere

Baconman321 (1104)

@novaflippers Anything that costs lots of money and is used frequently is going to be heavily guarded... sure

Not necessarily "the middle of nowhere", but yeah I would agree... it's probably easier to build there because it's cheaper to obtain a land permit, but it is also by a body of water from what I see in the map, making it a lot easier to provide cooling (if they use water to cool it).

Baconman321 (1104)

@novaflippers I found the location again, it looks like a bug exterminator company, def not a server farm... I bet they were spoofing or something... or I didn't get the location right when searching on satellite (I had to re-find it).

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@Baconman321 You must have gotten it wrong, I was able to see my data center from steet view.

Baconman321 (1104)

@novaflippers Rlly? The pic I showed above?

this place? "Estate enighed" doesn't have a street view, and the place looks like it is a farm (ordinary "farm" not server farm).

Oh, and also:

https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/

None of google's data centers are in kansas. Sure, there could be "private" ones, but I still don't think that it's in this specific location that I showed.