[ppml] whois.arin.net and bulk requests

Leslie Nobile leslien at arin.net
Wed Jun 23 16:19:04 EDT 2004

No, there are no provisions to setup mirrors of whois.arin.net.  And yes,
the bulk data is published as a new ~80mb snapshot each day.


Leslie Nobile
Director, Registration Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On Behalf Of Jon
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:11 PM
To: Leslie Nobile
Cc: ppml at arin.net
Subject: RE: [ppml] whois.arin.net and bulk requests

On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Leslie Nobile wrote:

> Acceptable use of ARIN WHOIS data is generally defined as being for
> operational or technical research purposes pertaining to Internet
> only.

That would be my intent.

> The bulk WHOIS data is provided in a compressed flat file, accessed via
> and updated daily.  The file is about 80 megabytes.  The ARIN whois daemon
> is not available to the general public.

So there are no provisions to easily or efficiently setup mirrors of
whois.arin.net?  Hmm...maybe a good cause for a policy proposal.

Is the bulk data published as snapshots and diffs, or just a new ~80mb
snapshot each day?

Do you have any idea what's caused the two recent whois.arin.net outages?

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