GeoIP - Steam (Server Lisiting)

Hey guys,

On my adventure of finding out why some GMod servers don’t list I have come to the conclusion that it is effected by the IP.

From what I have gathered GMod uses the steam server list which utilise some kind of GeoIP to display servers relevant to your area. If my hypotheses is correct then by updating the record it should display the server on the list, there is only one problem I don’t know which GeoIP list/service Valve utilises.

Any ideas on what service is in use?

Also if you want to know what has been tested I can post below keeping in mind all tests were done in an Australian locality.

I have had issues with master servers and that was probably the only reason my server wasn’t showing up - fixed itself after 3 days.

Ahh cheers for the info. I will see what happens however it would be interesting to see if altering the record had any effect.

Contacted steam support out of curiosity and will see where it leads.

I’m pretty sure they use IP2Location because about a week ago I contacted them for a GeoIP update for my VPS and my server now appears in the server list.

[editline]2nd October 2015[/editline]

here’s a slightly longer explanation what happened