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Re: ARIN Services

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Sun Apr 19 20:42:15 1998

On Sun, Apr 19, 1998 at 08:47:56PM +0800, David R. Conrad wrote:
> >and if all the
> >registries participate in a cross-mirroring program, then all would be
> >well, no?  If you mirror correctly, it doesn't much matter _which_ host
> >you hit.
> 
> <CYNICISM>
> Eh?  You mean you won't have to know which registry to hit to look up an
> address beforehand?  Where would the fun be in that?
> </CYNICISM>

:-)

> The ARIN database and the RIPE/APNIC databases are incompatible (something
> that was going to be fixed in the RIDE (registry information data exchange)
> WG, but it seems to have run into a snag or something), thus mirroring
> would be a bit more work than one might imagine.

Forgive me, I wasn't clear: if each registry, in addition to it's own
database lookup services, operates mirrors of the database lookup
services of the other registries: IE: I can't get to whois.arin.net, so
I go to ap.arin.net, which lives at the APNIC, on their network space.

Clearer?

Cheers,
-- jra
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