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Re: RIPE Down or DOSed ?

  • From: Will Yardley
  • Date: Thu Feb 27 13:47:20 2003

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 11:09:19AM -0500, kai@pac-rim.net wrote:
 
> And on a related topic (whois.ripe.net almost unreachable, along with
> the rest of RIPE): rwhois.level3.net:4321 as been MIA or AWOL for
> about 4 days: Level3 was informed, but seems to have some good reasons
> of their own not to fix this....
 
> $ telnet rwhois.level3.net 4321
> Trying 209.244.1.179...
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

There is no public access to rwhois.level3.net (it worked at one point,
but, accurding to Level3, not intentionally). They say that they don't
have to make this information available to anyone except ARIN. I was
always under the impression that delegations had to be publicly visible,
but looking at ARIN's policy more closely, it seems that the information
only has to be available to ARIN.

-- 
"Since when is skepticism un-American?
Dissent's not treason but they talk like it's the same..."
(Sleater-Kinney - "Combat Rock")






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