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Re: Using RIR info to determine geographic location...
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - -- Drew Weaver <[email protected]> wrote: >Is this becoming a more common or less common practice as we slide >ourselves into the last week of 2007? The reason I am wondering is we have >noticed some 'issues' recently where correct info in the RIR causes very >inefficient and sometimes annoying interaction with some of the world's >largest online applications (such as Google) lets say for example that a >customer in India purchases dedicated server or Co-Location hosting at a >HSP in the United States [very common]. So the RIR shows that the customer >is in India, so when the customer interacts with any google applications >google automatically directs this traffic to google.in (or the India >version of whichever app).... > Welcome to my world. :-) In pursuing investigations of criminal activity on the net, we generally have to revert to good old fashioned elbow-grease (and using your noodle) instead of automated geo-location tools for exactly this reason -- they are more & more irrelevant for determining the real location of an endpoint. $.02, - - ferg -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP Desktop 9.6.3 (Build 3017) wj8DBQFHadd+q1pz9mNUZTMRAiJ8AJ44SViYTXi6ee5GNLwnzEIZ5VfphQCg6ik7 ABYpXO+8bMDjoRQFMaB8rFs= =ZvFM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson Engineering Architecture for the Internet fergdawg(at)netzero.net ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/