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Re: small vent

  • From: Alex Bligh
  • Date: Sat Jun 27 13:37:34 1998

> > Why can't the registry folks get their collective act together and provide
> > users with a system that allows a simple request like "whois name" to
> > find the appropriate [piece] of the database.
> 
> Why can't the ISPs get their act together and use a whois client that
> allows a simple request like "whois name" to find the appropriate
> database? This is simple enough that it could be done with a PERL script
> frontend to the regular whois client and as an added bonus it could lookup
> info in the country-code TLD databases as well.

If people used a WKS RR for whois in reverse and forward DNS this would
solve this problem with a very small client hack, and allow for future
changes throughout both the namespace and IP hierachy.

-- 
Alex Bligh
GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)






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