Are Opera Mini servers located in Nairobi?

  • Hello,
    I received a message on my gmail account telling me my account had been logged into on a new device using Opera Mini, and the location was Nairobi, Kenya (I am based in the UK). After a panic in which I changed my password, I realised I had logged into my account on opera mini at around the time and maybe the location was a result of the compression service opera mini provides. I tried logging in again and the log updated with another entry from Nairobi so I'm pretty sure it is me, though the device listed is wrong (it says samsung galaxy ace, which I used to use but now I use a newer samsung phone so it may not have realised the difference). But I want to be absolutely certain as otherwise I will have to change all the login details for services associated with that account.

    Should opera mini be providing Kenya as my location? I thought the servers would be Norway based but Kenya would make sence since Opera Mini is popular in developing countries. Another thought is if some malware has hijacked Opera Mini and is rerouting traffic via a dummy server in Kenya.

    I did a search and found another user with a similar problem, but no definite answer as to whether there are servers in Kenya.

  • Nairobi is the last hit from that IP according with Google tracker, obviously lacking geo. They /opera/Google/ retain some crippled stuff in a database in attempt to kill/track some malicious proxy.

  • Mini servers are located in Norway.

    A malicious server is rather unlikely - they would need to reverse-engineer the whole mini compression infrastructure and know how to de-compress and extract information from that.

  • BTW - I use Mini in Sweden and my location is often detected as Holland for example.

  • In my experience Opera Mini servers in Iceland is better in speed. But I am always connected to Opera Mini servers located in San Mateo, California and Ashburn, Virginia. Both are hosts starting with 'a'

  • BTW - I use Mini in Sweden and my location is often detected as Holland for example.

    Holland or UK, usually these locations are reached with BB devices.

  • In my experience Opera Mini servers in Iceland is better in speed. But I am always connected to Opera Mini servers located in San Mateo, California and Ashburn, Virginia. Both are hosts starting with 'a'

    I doubt that, all locations except China looks the same for me as a matter of connectivity. I also hit San Mateo all the time.

  • I am using a S60v5 device. Opera Mini loads faster on the handler version with Iceland servers and Normal version takes more time to load. But on android devices never seen such delay on Opera Mini on the same 2G network.

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