[consult] Call for Consultation: ARIN WHOIS Directory Services

Heather Schiller heather.schiller at verizonbusiness.com
Wed Jul 25 10:46:02 EDT 2007

You are both correct.

The limit is in place for some searches, for example a company name, like 
'IBM'.. and there isn't much you can do to get around it, other than to 
email hostmaster and request the full dump.

   Search results for: IBM

     # This query resulted in more than 256 records. Remaining results
     # have been truncated. For more specific results, go to
     # http://ws.arin.net/whois for help in refining your query.

..and not in place for some other types of searches.


On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 michael.c.loevner at verizon.com wrote:

> The limit actually doesn't exist for queries that are preceded with !>,
> like a !>(nethandle) will produce more than 256 records currently.
> Mike
> "Charles Gucker" <cgucker at onesc.net>
> 07/25/2007 10:30 AM
> To
> Michael C. Loevner/EMPL/VA/Verizon at VZNotes
> cc
> consult at arin.net
> Subject
> Re: [consult] Call for Consultation: ARIN WHOIS Directory Services
>> The CIDR queries should allow us to query a portion of a registered
> block
>> as well as across multiple registered blocks.  The only caveat is the
>> number of records returned possbly bogging down the database.  Maybe
> there
>> should there be a limit on the number of records or the length of the
>> prefix that can be queried.
>        From the previous topic on consult, the limit is set to 256
> records (or is it 255).   So one would assume this limit would still
> hold true.
> charles.
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