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Re: ARIN Services
On Fri, Apr 24, 1998 at 06:58:16PM +0800, David R. Conrad wrote: > Hi, > > >Wouldn't it make more sense if registry data was handled similar to DNS? > > Right. As I said previously, its just a small matter of programming (e.g., > see rwhois). > > There are a couple of issues, however: > > a) if the registry database is used to provide contact information to help > resolve network problems (a stretch, I know :-)), and the only way you can > obtain the contact information is via the network, then if the network is > broken to the place you need to get to to find the contact information... > (yes, caching and seconarying can solve this issue) > > b) quality assurance -- how much can you trust the people you delegate > authority to manage the data > (yes, strong QA control can solve this issue)? > > My personal past experience has shown both of these to be a problem. And they're a problem with the current WHOIS which is used for DNS registrations, but we still use WHOIS to look up domain information. I say, let's put the thing into place, because it IS a workable (if not perfect) solution, and we can always make improvements. -- Steve Sobol, Tech Support Guru, NACS.NET [http://www.nacs.net/support] COOL SONG EXCERPT OF THE DAY: Get tied, you're talking to a tourist/Whose every move's among the purest... I get my kicks ABOVE the waistline, Sunshine! --Murray Head, "One Night in Bangkok"