Product Documentation

Adding Custom Entries to a Static Proximity Database

Jan 22, 2015
Custom entries take precedence over static entries in the proximity database. You can add a maximum of 500 custom entries. For a custom entry, denote all omitted qualifiers with an asterisk (*) and, if qualifiers have a period or space in the name, enclose the parameter in double quotation marks. The first 31 characters are evaluated for each qualifier. You can also provide the longitude and latitude of the geographical location of the IP address-range for selecting a service with the static proximity GSLB method.

To add custom entries by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to add a custom entry to the static proximity database and verify the configuration:

  • add location < IPfrom> < IPto> <preferredLocation> [-longitude <integer>[-latitude <integer>]]
  • show location

Example

>add location 192.168.100.1 192.168.100.100 *.us.ca.mycity
>show location

Parameters for adding custom entries

IPfrom
First IP address in the range, in dotted decimal notation. This is a mandatory argument.
IPto
Last IP address in the range, in dotted decimal notation. This is a mandatory argument.
preferredLocation
String of qualifiers, in dotted notation, describing the geographical location of the IP address range. Each qualifier is more specific than the one that precedes it, as in continent.country.region.city.isp.organization. For example,"NA.US.CA.San Jose.ATT.citrix".
Note: A qualifier that includes a dot (.) or space ( ) must be enclosed in double quotation marks.
This is a mandatory argument. Maximum Length: 197
longitude
Numerical value, in degrees, specifying the longitude of the geographical location of the IP address-range.
Note: Longitude and latitude parameters are used for selecting a service with the static proximity GSLB method. If they are not specified, selection is based on the qualifiers specified for the location.
Maximum value: 180
latitude
Numerical value, in degrees, specifying the latitude of the geographical location of the IP address-range.
Note: Longitude and latitude parameters are used for selecting a service with the static proximity GSLB method. If they are not specified, selection is based on the qualifiers specified for the location.
Maximum value: 180

To add custom entries by using the configuration utility

Navigate to AppExpert > Location, click the Custom Entries tab, and add the custom entries.