[ppml] whois.arin.net and bulk requests

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Thu Jun 24 08:09:14 EDT 2004

In a message written on Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 04:19:04PM -0400, Leslie Nobile wrote:
> No, there are no provisions to setup mirrors of whois.arin.net.  And yes,

At the risk of opening a huge can of worms.....

Perhaps the RIR's could help each other by trading backup hosting
for whois services.  That is, ARIN would set up a server to mirror
whois.ripe.net, whois.apnic.net, whois.lacnic.net, etc.  RIPE would
do the same, and soforth.

It would provide an in-region mirror of worldwide data, provide
very good geographic diversity, and I think the RIR's are already
working on moving data between them as they do things like clean
up the legacy space.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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