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Re: Timezone analysis of IP addresses/Domain Names

From: Abigail <abigail@fnx.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 00:15:36 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199704130415.AAA12390@fnx.com>
To: advax@triumf.ca
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
You, Andrew Daviel, wrote:
++ 
++ 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).


FNX isn't a large company, yet you'll find machines in the .fnx.com
domain in the USA, Canada, UK, Zwitserland, Singapore, Australia and
Tokyo. That's 6 timezones spanning 14 hours.


Abigail
Received on Sunday, 13 April 1997 00:17:00 GMT

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