geographical database of networks

Matt Hempel mhempel at
Thu Sep 23 19:02:16 UTC 1999

I'll read into that ...

My idea is that if you know the geographic source of a route, you can make
cold-potato routing decisions while still receiving full advertisements
from your peers at each peering point.  Every advertised route could be
matched against a ruleset which attaches preference to it based on


On Thu, 23 Sep 1999, Jack Crowder wrote:

> Two words:  IP Mobility.  I always thought it was more marketing than 
> content but that doesn't stop some applications from being developed to 
> use it.
> My guess would be that you'd have more trouble getting people to agree on 
> how the 'carve' would happen than the implementation.  Then of course 
> there are the hackers who would love to mess with it.
> To answer your question, all I ever heard about this was (the rumor of) a 
> draft RFC.  I couldn't find it though so wasn't able to confirm.  (That 
> was about 5 months ago).
> Jack
> On Thu, 23 Sep 1999, Matt Hempel wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Hello
> > 
> > Has anyone ever attempted to create a geographical database of networks?
> > In other words, zone the world into pertinent, well-known blocks and do a
> > network->zone key->value pair.
> > 
> > --matt hempel
> > 
> > 
> > 

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