[LINK] Following 4 corners

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Tue May 11 16:18:02 AEST 2010

On Tue, 11 May 2010, andrew clarke wrote:

> You may already know this, but the hostname of a web site has no
> bearing on the geographical location of its host.  *.au web sites can
> be hosted overseas, conversely a *.com site can be hosted in
> Australia.  A *.cn host could be located in Australia.

I use a neat Firefox addon called "Flagfox".  It displays 
a flag of the country the server is hosted in, within the 
URL input line.   For example, the URL for google.com.au is 
displayed with an Amerikan flag.    It also handily displays the 
IP address as a tooltip. if you want as well.

I recommend it for anyone curious about where the website they 
are visiting is hosted.


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
    "The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum." - Finagle's Law

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