[LINK] RFI: Geolocation based on IP-Address
adrian at creative.net.au
Thu Sep 27 13:26:46 EST 2007
On Thu, Sep 27, 2007, Paul Brooks wrote:
> In a service using Telstra Wholesale Layer2 ADSL, the IP address is
> allocated by the ISP, not by Telstra. Interconnect is in the capital
> cities, so usually it will be in state-based blocks - a particular
> address might allocated to someone anywhere within ACT, while a
> Brisbane-based IP address might be re-allocated to another service
> anywhere in QLD, but not Canberra.
Unfortunately some resellers would drag ADSL interconnect across
=state boundaries= and you'd end up with wonderful stuff like a /32
IP which drifts between Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Crap performance
for the users who are on a different side of the country to the ADSL
aggregation point, madenningly frustrating to do any form of "QoS"
P2P would work so much better in Australia if and when this model
of "aggregate all broadband as if its 'dialup' technology to the major
city" goes away. We'll just have to wait and see.
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