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RE: High volume WHOIS queries

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Tue Mar 01 09:19:54 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Paul G
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 5:03 AM
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: High volume WHOIS queries
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- 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. 

I don't know that this is the case, I suspect it's
resource management. If the database is getting 
slaughtered by applications on uncontrolled auto pilot,
it's unusable for the rest of us.

-M<




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