jmccormac - 1:30 pm on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0) Regards...jmcc
Depends on the type of filtering glengara. The server/SE side filtering would involve breaking down the search index geographically so that the results would be relevant to the country. Thus if you are searching for pages from the UK or Ireland, you would get pages from the UK or Ireland. This is where the IP filtering comes in for the results. The other type of IP filtering is on the incoming side so that the user's IP would be determined and then the session would be handed off to the local variant - as in with Irish IPs, the hand off is to google.ie rather than google.com. The IP based webserver location approach is an improvement over what other SEs were doing but it is still a pretty fscked way of doing things because of the floating websites (sites actually related to one country but hosted in another).