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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois
- From: Dean Robb
- Date: Thu Sep 10 15:05:12 1998
At 17:29 9/9/98 -0400, you wrote:
>In article <Pine.BSD/.3.91.980909153738.7931A@crispy.iconn.net> you write:
>>According to David Holtzman of NSI (i asked him), the restrictions on whois
>>are merely for technical reasons. I believe that he believes this, and
>>from his point of view they have every right to filter/limit obnoxious or
>>badly configured hosts/sites.
> I have a call to arms. If we could get orginizations to
>mirror the whois data, and provide full, public access to it
>(via the current whois database) we could remove some of the
>dependency on NSI. After all, they don't run the only root, lots
>of other people run them as well...why should they run the only
Isn't/wasn't this supposed to be rWhoIs?
A cynical mind might note that the contractually-mandated development of
rWhoIs hasn't really happened. An even more cynical mind might note that
the proper development and implementation of rWhoIs would dilute the
control NSI has over the WhoIs database...along with it's financial prospects.
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