Distributed Traceroute Approach to Geographically Locating IP Devices
We explore the problem of geographically locating IP addresses. Identifying the location of Web content on the Internet has several applications in the field of homeland security. A solution is proposed that uses the traceroute utility as a tool for collecting network information surrounding the target IP address, and the WHOIS database and hostname analysis are used to extract geographical information from the trace information. The approach is first evaluated as a single solution, traced from one computer, then again as a distributed solution, running multiple geographically and network-diverse traceroutes. The distributed approach reveals an increased certainty in the results.
G. Connolly et al., "Distributed Traceroute Approach to Geographically Locating IP Devices," Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (2003, Lviv, Ukraine), pp. 128-131, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IDAACS.2003.1249532
2nd IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, IDAACS 2003 (2003: Sep. 8-10, Lviv, Ukraine)
Keywords and Phrases
Computer networks; Data acquisition; Data mining; Internet; Internet protocols; Location; Network protocols; Personal computing; Terrorism; Websites; Cities and towns; Computer hacking; Distributed approaches; Distributed solutions; Geographical information; IP networks; Network information; Trace information; Distributed computer systems; Physics computing; Protocols; Terrorism; Web pages
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