Apparatus and method for transparent selection of an internet server based on geographic location of a user

  • US 20040083307A1
  • Filed: 10/27/2002
  • Published: 04/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for selecting the optimum location of a network service based on a user'"'"'s geographical location and the configuration of the apparatus by transparently altering DNS messages, the apparatus comprising:

  • a network node with at least two network interfaces, capturing data packets through the network interfaces, analyzing captured packets, determining the user'"'"'s geo-location, modifying DNS packets according to the user'"'"'s geo-location to direct the user to the optimum server.

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