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Re: whois broke again?

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Mon Feb 21 16:44:31 2000

> 
> On Mon, 21 February 2000, bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> > Yes there are interesting scoping issues.  Yes there are concerns wrt 
> > evil people and tolerent applications. But this tactic clearly puts the
> > onus on the people in control of the useage, not some centralized repository.
> 
> That sounds great, except the time when WHOIS is most important is when
> the contact has totally screwed up their site and can't be reached by any
> in-band network.  The nice thing about WHOIS is it tends to be out-of-band
> with respect to most screw-ups.  The notable exception is when NSI screws-up.

	See DNS slaves w/ long timeouts.  :)

> 
> The open question is why can RIPE get people to put good data in their database,
> and NSI can't manage to keep the little correct data they have uncorrupted?

	'cause change control is tied up in legalities?
	'cause the databases are too large/centralized?
	... :)

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