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Re: The Return of RP Records?

  • From: Jared Mauch
  • Date: Sun Mar 14 13:31:00 1999

	(jump to end, POC info is still in whois)

	Yes, POC of information in dns, soa records, etc.. is useful.

	Problem is severe lack of clue with people running dns.  This
can not be easily fixed.

	ex:

 query(139.221.36.200.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(14.0.208.209.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(142.105.230.200.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(152.104.230.200.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(5.241.226.207.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(78.254.185.209.in-addr.arpa) All possible A RR's lame
 query(TN-56K-1.tamnet.com.mx) All possible A RR's lame
 query(TN-56K-172.tamnet.com.mx) All possible A RR's lame
 query(TN-56K-173.tamnet.com.mx) All possible A RR's lame
 query(cajunemail.com) All possible A RR's lame
 query(gate7.olympiakos.com) All possible A RR's lame
 query(geocites.com) All possible A RR's lame
 query(hotmail.net) All possible A RR's lame
 query(mail.hotmail.net) All possible A RR's lame
 query(worldnet.com) All possible A RR's lame
 query(writeme.net) All possible A RR's lame

	/sigh

Registrant:
Nether Network (NETHER-DOM)
   2738 Eastlawn
   Ypsilanti, MI 48197
   US

   Domain Name: NETHER.NET

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Mauch, Jared  (JM568)  jared@PUCK.NETHER.NET
      +1 216 902 5460x2634 (FAX) +1 734 332 7947
   Billing Contact:
      Mauch, Jared  (JM568)  jared@PUCK.NETHER.NET
      +1 216 902 5460x2634 (FAX) +1 734 332 7947

   Record last updated on 21-Jan-99.
   Database last updated on 14-Mar-99 09:13:23 EST.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   PUCK.NETHER.NET              204.42.254.5
   THORN.BLACKROSE.ORG          204.212.44.2
   SECONDARY.DNS.IAGNET.NET     131.103.1.101

On Sun, Mar 14, 1999 at 01:06:29PM -0500, Jeff wrote:
> 
> Greetings.
> 
> With the recent and only somewhat confirmed removal of POC information
> from the Internic Whois database, and the upcoming set of newcomers to the
> field, will we perhaps see a return or rise to popularity of RP dns
> records?
> 
> Having your nameserver be able to dole out contact information for your
> domains, site, and hosts is a nice alternative to having no source of this
> information. Unfortunately, if your nameserver(s) are down when someone is
> trying to contact you, the effort is futile.
> 
> The two biggest things that made whois useful in locating contact
> information were that EVERY domain in the Internic-controlled TLD's had
> contact information in Whois by requirement of Internic- and the database
> somewhat centralized. There were multiple whois servers with all the
> information, and you were usually able to obtain that information even if
> network connectivity to a site was down.
> 
> As whois becomes less and less useful, we may find ourselves seeking
> sanity in RP records. Unfortunately, it would appear that this is a
> mediocre solution at best.
> 
> file this one under thoughts, random.
> 
> -jeff
> 
> Jeff Godin
> Network Specialist
> Traverse Area District Library / Traverse Community Network
> jeff@tcnet.org - 616/932-8546 voice
> 

-- 
Jared Mauch  | pgp key available via finger from jared@puck.nether.net
clue++;      | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/  My statements are only mine.





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