[consult] "Removal of WHOIS Query Result Limit" revisited

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Fri Mar 23 12:43:48 EDT 2007

In an earlier post I had stated that I was not impacted by the 256
result limit.  Well, Murphy being all powerful has seen fit to humble me
yet again.  I wanted to find out what other organizations in my area had
IPv6 blocks so I could do some social networking with them on local IPv6
issues, but there is no way to whois search for State/Prov .  
The suggestion from ARIN was to try searching with "+ n NET6-*" to get a
set of results to grep locally for state.  I thought I was good as that
did not return the limit error, but apparantly it was limited, and just
didn't announce the failure.

At this point it appears I am just SOoL, and I wish to revise my
comment.  I would suggest that there be some method of obtaining larger
search results, whether:

a.  being able to apply for a temporary exemption from the search limit
for good cause
b.  being able to request a custom report, perhaps for a fee
c.  raise the limit (my least favorite option)



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