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Re: ip address data type

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Sriram Dandapani <sdandapani(at)counterpane(dot)com>
Cc: "Pgsql-Performance (E-mail)" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: ip address data type
Date: 2006-04-24 22:48:37
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On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 03:45:14PM -0700, Sriram Dandapani wrote:
> Hi
> I have queries that use like operators and regex patterns to determine
> if an ip address is internal or external (this is against a table with
> say 100 million distinct ip addresses).
> Does the inet data type offer comparison/search performance benefits
> over plain text for ip addresses..

Well, benchmark it and find out. :) But it'd be hard to be slower than
like or regex...
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
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