[ppml] whois.arin.net and bulk requests

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
Thu Jun 24 05:40:48 EDT 2004

> 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 
> is not available to the general public. 

May I suggest that you look into offering it as an uncompressed
flat file using rsync only. If you read the technical report
then you will see why this will consume, much, much less
bandwidth than supplying a compressed file or using
ftp. Only changed data will be transferred.

Rsync is available for Windows as well as UNIX and Macintosh

--Michael Dillon

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