common checks performed when passing on an IPv4 PA allocation from one end-customer to another

Colin Johnston colinj at
Tue Apr 28 10:42:34 UTC 2015


> On 28 Apr 2015, at 10:32, Martin T <m4rtntns at> wrote:
> Hi,
> as far as I know, some large US Internet companies like Google,
> Facebook or Amazon restrict access to some services for certain
> regions like Crimea or countries like Iran or North Korea. Do they
> rely on services like MaxMind? Or do they use some other method to
> check the geographical location of IP address? If yes, then is there
> an API to check if an address is allowed to use Google, Facebook, etc
> services or not?

you could use ripe atlas selecting nodes in countries you require and destination facbook/google/amazon servers and check results


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