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Re: Timezone analysis of IP addresses/Domain Names

From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 17:31:39 -0800 (PST)
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.970313172147.19063G-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
On Wed, 12 Mar 1997 D.White@mcs.surrey.ac.uk wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Does anyone have any ideas on how to find country or geographical info or
> timezone info for an arbitrary domain name or IP address?
> 

See RFC 1876, which would like to insert geographic position into DNS 
records. The Planet Multicast project at NLANR is also trying to
obtain geographic positions. They have a small database of (mainly US and 
Mbone) cites vs. position records. I started a (very small) database of
ip address to city records, plus for localised companies in .com, .org
one can ask InterNIC. Many non-US countries are small enough that they
only have one timezone, and a blob on a world map is not so far off (only 
hundreds of km, maybe, not thousands).
See links at http://vancouver-webpages.com/net/maps/


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