[LINK] http://www.greater.sydney/

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Nov 23 16:30:54 AEDT 2016

I could have sworn I noticed a link on the site when I first looked and 
so was not surprised by David's comment. But yep none now.


On 23/11/16 15:05, David Lochrin wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 November 2016 14:06:54 Sam Silvester wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au wrote:
>>> David mentioned the site was hosted by Amazon Technologies - presumeably because it said so somewhere.
>> Ok. From a quick look around, it doesn't look like it's advertised on the site itself. I suspect David might be gleaning that information from whois / DNS records, as opposed to any free advertising.
> Yes, that's right.  The <greater.sydney> website invites people to add information there, but I can't find any clues as to where the data lives.  I think there's a strong implication that it's a NSW Government site, which I suppose it is in some legal sense, but a little bit of research beginning with the domain name apparently shows it's hosted by Amazon Web Hosting Services in a "cloud" managed by Equinix.
> See for example
> https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/directconnectbundles/
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/directconnect/latest/UserGuide/Colocation.html
> I wonder how much else of the State Government data resides in the Amazon cloud, and how many "direct connect" links there are between all sorts of organisations?  It's potentially a private internet.
> DavidL

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