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

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Mon Jun 13 19:08:57 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Matt Ghali 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.
I did not "miss the point". I just pointed that such data would not
be same as geographic location. That akamai does not need geo data
specifcally for their application setup is another matter entirely.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
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