looking for hostname geographic hint validation

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Fri Aug 30 23:09:21 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Bradley Huffaker <bhuffake at caida.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 02:45:09PM -0700, Matthew Petach wrote:
> > Hitting 93% accuracy is actually pretty mindblowing
> > from my perspective, given how random some of
> > the naming choices are.  ^_^;
> This is the number of times we think we have an answer and it is wrong.

Ah, so that would include cases like thinking CH1 and CHE might
be nearby, rather than halfway around the planet, but wouldn't include
things like MUD, where there wouldn't even be a guess at an answer.

> It does not include the number of times we failed to find an answer that
> is there.  Although we have plans to search for nonstandard names in the
> future, we currently do not look for them and so can't get them wrong.

Thanks for the clarification around the number--makes much
more sense now.  :)


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