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Date:      Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:40:19 -0400
From:      Steve Bertrand <steve@ibctech.ca>
To:        Charles Howse <chowse@charter.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Physical location of cvsup servers
Message-ID:  <49C05103.2000709@ibctech.ca>
In-Reply-To: <89C4FE48-2536-44A9-B777-F82F03A92FC9@charter.net>
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Charles Howse wrote:
> 
> On Mar 17, 2009, at 7:31 PM, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> 
>> Don Read wrote:
>>> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 18:50:46 -0500 Charles Howse said:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Can anyone point me to a link that shows the physical location of the
>>>> U.S. cvsup servers?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Not physical, but by wire time:
>>>
>>> localhost# fastest_cvsup -c us
> 
> Nope...looking for city,state.

Unless you can communicate directly with the people who manage the
server, that is not an easy task.

You will have to consult whois for the routing information, and then,
even still the results may be inaccurate, as IP space allocated to
someone in Orlando Florida may be using some of their space in Dallas
Texas. Neat little tricks such as MPLS could have you make one hop
across the country while you think you are still in one local city.

What do you want to achieve? fastest_cvsup will tell you addressing of
the servers. You will have to contact those responsible for the IPs to
see where they are located to ensure any form of accuracy regarding
geo-location.

Steve



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