richardj at arin.net
Fri Apr 27 15:44:58 EDT 2001
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net]On
> Behalf Of Mark
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 3:11 PM
> To: Shane Kerr
> Cc: Muir, Ronald; ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: RWHOIS
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 04:55:45PM +0200, Shane Kerr wrote:
> > The new RIPE Whois server, in production since April 23, is Much
> > Improved(tm). Currently it only supports referrals for
> several types of
> > records - network allocations (inetnum) are not among them.
> It would
> > probably be a lot less work to add this capability than to
> maintain two
> > seperate database interfaces. Perhaps ARIN should pursue
> this as a goal
> > instead of taking on maintaining RWhois? After all, the RIPE Whois
> > server is very actively maintained. ;)
> I'm glad to hear that RIPE has improved their database.
> Personally, I'd like to see the data distributed and not reliant on
> a box (or boxes) that have to chase referrals for the
> distributed info to
> send back to the client. We do this at the Verisign
> registrar for the
> gtld whois stuff and it is non-trivial. Resources to do this
> at fairly high
> volume rates is pretty expensive.
> Work is on-going to replace this creaky system. I hate to see
> ARIN follow
> this model and caught a couple of years from now with volumes
> that they
> may not want to be able to sustain*.
> *there have been proposals from various types of vendors to
> use the whois
> data from ARIN et al to improve their services (legit ones -
> not spammers).
> Someday they may do so. I hope that we can create the right sort of
> infrastucture to make it happen without a lot of pain.
> Mark Kosters markk at netsol.com Verisign
> Applied Research
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