Looking for verification that Google and Akamai have the geo-ip for 96.31.0.0/20 set correctly

Greg Skinner gds at gds.best.vwh.net
Sun Jan 4 17:52:15 CST 2009


On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 01:31:28AM -0500, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> Overall, geo location has turned out to be a somewhat valuable tool in terms
> of language, fraud, and localization. I think that it's important to
> continue to urge improvements in this technology, not divestment.

I don't see how this technology can be improved past a certain point,
because the criteria that are used to determine location are only
coincidentally tied to location (they are the result of administrative
policy and/or configuration).  At best, they provide a false sense of
"security".

--gregbo




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