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Re: High volume WHOIS queries

  • From: Paul G
  • Date: Tue Mar 01 05:07:39 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve@telecomplete.co.uk>
To: "joe mcguckin" <joe@via.net>
Cc: "Dan Lockwood" <dlockwood@shastacoe.org>; "NANOG" <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 4:53 AM
Subject: Re: High volume WHOIS queries


>
> altho arguably its not up to arin to provide processing power for all
these
> deployments.
>
> if you can get a local copy why not have your clients resolve back to
that?

that is the point of his post actually - arin told him that he can't do that
without pointing out where this is prohibited in the aup. i can see their
point - they're trying to restrict the practicality of attempting to harvest
the data and an open to the public whois server with no access restrictions
would defeat that. perhaps asking arin if they would consent to you running
a server open to registered users of your app behind authentication of some
sort is worth a try?

-p

---
paul galynin





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