North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next |
Date Index |
Thread Index |
Author Index |
Re: High volume WHOIS queries
- From: Bill Nash
- Date: Tue Mar 01 09:50:13 2005
On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Paul G wrote:
If memory serves, that restriction didn't appear until spam became a
problem. The verbiage in the AUP is there to give ARIN recourse in the
event that some spammer, and it has happened, runs a harvest against
domain names or serialized NIC handles to seed a spam source.
point - they're trying to restrict the practicality of
attempting to harvest
the data and an open to the public whois server with no
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.
well, the OP quoted a portion of the aup that requires bulk
whois data recipients to take measures to prevent harvesting,
so i presume that arin does care about that and, in fact, that
consideration is likely the reason they declined to permit the
OP to run *his own* whoisd off of his *local* copy of the data.