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Re: Using RIR info to determine geographic location...
At 08:44 PM 19-12-07 -0500, Drew Weaver wrote:
I too would be interested to know how others feel about the various geo-location services available to speed things along. Three that come to mind are Akamai, Neustar/Ultradns and the "roll your own" Cisco GSS 4492R. How do they stack up? How good are the various Maxmind files?
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)....