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Re: small vent

  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Mon Jun 29 10:46:37 1998

On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Michael Dillon wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Tim Salo wrote:
> 
> > 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? 

Possibly because that would be a backwards way to approach to the
issue. What you propose would require that every person running a machine
that has a version of whois install this new version of whois, rather than
handling it intelligently at the registry level which would require no
action on the part of the hundreds of thousands of machines out there. 

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