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.  :)

Matt


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