[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-11: Purpose and Scope of WHOIS Directory (fwd)

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
Tue Sep 16 11:52:09 EDT 2003

>The key question, indeed, may be whether you expect that off-the-shelf
>LDAP clients will be able to access the service.  CRISP no longer
>expects this.

I certainly wouldn't expect someone to use a stock LDAP client to do
an LDAP whois lookup. Someone on the CRISP working group developed
a simple PERL client to use with their FIRS proof-of-concept server
and I expect that people would build on that work.

>From a policy point of view, the technical details of the protocol
are not very interesting. What is interesting is whether or not there
is a proof-of-concept implementation that could be used to trial the
service in a way that was not disruptive to the existing service. In
item 7, I suggested that the directory be published in 3 ways, two of
which already exist and the third of which is intended to allow people
to try out new mechanisms to access the WHOIS directory service.

--Michael Dillon

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