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Re: InterNIC "whois server <handle>" broke?
> The greatest difficulty I see in this is establishing authenticity for > everyone. Those with existing authenticity (CRYPT-PW or PGP) could > be done. The rest would be a problem, and could invite people trying > to assign their own passwords to other people's contact records, and > that would end up being a big mess. Perhaps this is dumb, but how about authentication by ensuring the TCP connection from the whois comes from the server in question. IE you can whois FOO-HST to see which domains are served by FOO-HST only from FOO-HST. Mildly inconvenient, but stops random people pulling off everyones lists. I can't currently think of an OS that supports DNS servers but not whois. -- Alex Bligh GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)