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Re: Network Solutions, HOSTS

  • From: Greg A. Woods
  • Date: Mon Apr 10 22:40:51 2000

[ On Monday, April 10, 2000 at 22:01:59 (-0400), Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Network Solutions, HOSTS 
>
> On Mon, 10 Apr 2000 18:37:50 EDT, Tom Spindler <dogcow@ccs.neu.edu>  said:
> > Also, whois.geektools.com has been banned by NSI from making queries.
> 
> Well.. is the geektools stuff open source?
> 
> Would NSI rather get the queries from ONE place, or from EVERYWHERE?

IIRC there's been policy in place in the past that clearly stated they
would ban or rate-limit any client doing more than some set limit of
WHOIS queries.

So, yes, NSI does want to get WHOIS queries from everywhere and not from
one central query engine.

I can almost see their paranoid intellectual property guys making a case
to prove that geektools was actualy saving the results of all the
queries going through in an attempt to harvest the database.....  ;-)

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							Greg A. Woods

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