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Re: How relable does the Internet need to be? (Was: Re: ConvergedNetwork Threat)
On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 Michael.Dillon@radianz.com wrote: > In Canada and the USA they would dial 911 > In the UK they would dial 999 > In Europe they would dial 112 or possibly one of the various > legacy national numbers for emergency service. > And in Australia they would dial 000. > > Do you route all these calls to Britain? Do you use some sort of > geographical locator database for IP addresses to route the call? > Do you route the call based on the actual number dialed, i.e. all > 000 calls go to Australia? Sounds like a perfect job for anycast. I dont know how VoIP URIs work, but if there's DNS mapping involved surely you can set up the appropriate records for _all_ the various types of emergency number formats to map to the same anycast address. > --Michael Dillon regards, -- Paul Jakma email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A warning: do not ever send email to email@example.com Fortune: It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.