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Re: IP->Country Data (RE: ISP's Contact List)

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Mon Jun 13 19:06:42 2005

On Jun 13, 2005, at 6:53 PM, Matt Ghali wrote:

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, william(at) wrote:

  The point is it probably would not be as accurate as one could
  hope because internet network infrastructure is network-centric
  and not necessarily region-based. Of course you could try to fully
  map INET like CAIDA does and keep the info updated on "daily
  basis", pretty hard work though...
You miss the point; what they have done is decouple the requirement
for correlation to a geographical location in optimizing content
delivery; the only thing they seem to care about is logical
topographical location.
Well, "they" probably look at things like throughput and packloss, as well as logical topology / RTT.

But what do I know? :)

As for the 'pretty hard work' part; they seem to be making money off
it; how's your gig going?
Not sure that's a fair comparison, since I didn't think William is doing this for money. (William, can you confirm?) Someone offering "less" service, but for "less" (or no) money seems perfectly reasonable. In fact, it's downright nice.

But doubt it would be as accurate. (Which is not a slight against William.)