Posit: a lightweight approach for IP geolocation

@article{Eriksson2012PositAL,
  title={Posit: a lightweight approach for IP geolocation},
  author={Brian Eriksson and Paul Barford and Bruce M. Maggs and Robert D. Nowak},
  journal={SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={2-11}
}
Location-specific Internet services are predicated on the ability to identify the geographic position of IP hosts accurately. Fundamental to current state-of-the-art geolocation techniques is reliance on heavyweight traceroute-like probes that put a significant traffic load on networks. In this paper, we introduce a new lightweight approach to IP geolocation that we call Posit. This methodology requires only a small number of delay measurements conducted to end host targets in conjunction with… CONTINUE READING
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