[Air-l] serve the server

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Fri Jun 9 19:38:59 PDT 2006

> I was wondering if anyone knew how to ID the server or general server 
> location (either by city, state, region, or nation) of a particular 
> website? Server names can sometimes be found via whois, but I am looking 
> for a way to find server locations without trying to contact admins.

It is very difficult to do.  You can glean some of that information 
through careful investigation of the network backbone and where addresses 
seem to be (by hostname, by organization location, etc) - but not at all 


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