hostip.info

Simon put up a link at LinuxJournal to his site hostip.info that has done a really good job creating a hostip service (and some flashy, CIA-style graphics). He also mentions SarangWorld which I've checked out as well.

The API allows an easy way to bring this information into a number of other utilities:

http://hostip.info/api/rough.html?ip=192.168.0.1

Seems as though there are several people interested in compiling information on servers, ips and such. Now we just need to see about possibly coordinating our information.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.