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[ARIN-consult] Oppose retiring email templates



----- Original Message -----
From: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
To: <michael.dillon at bt.com> <michael.dillon at bt.com>
Cc: consult at arin.net <consult at arin.net>
Sent: Tue Sep 29 07:43:03 2009
Subject: Re: [ARIN-consult] Oppose retiring email templates

whois protocol is used across a variety of organizations beyond ARIN  
and removing
the whois protocol interface to the data would, IMHO, be a mistake.

Owen

On Sep 29, 2009, at 1:35 AM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> <michael.dillon at bt.com 
 > wrote:

>
>> So... we're getting rid of command line whois too?
>
> Command line whois is a client application. Changing the protocol
> used for whois queries only means that the client applications need
> to be updated. I would expect ARIN to provide example client
> applications for any protocol changes, and a whois client seems
> to be an ideal choice for an example.
>
> --Michael Dillon
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