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Re: more Internic nightmare

  • From: Dean Robb
  • Date: Tue Mar 23 23:12:36 1999

At 20:19 3/23/99 -0500, Nick Bastin wrote:
>I would suggest forcing people to register to use the whois database. 
>Make it open to anybody, with free registration, but require
>registration.  Then restrict users to, say, 250 queries per day, which
>would radically slow the pace of mining, allow most people more queries
>than they would ever use in a 24-hour period, and would make it hard to
>resell the service.  Now, you'd probably need some kind of exception
>program whereby with proper authorization, or something, certain users
>would have the 250 query limit eliminated, but at least you'd know who
>they were, and if they abused it, cut them off. 

That's a pretty good idea.  It works for hundreds of other sites, why not
for WhoIs?  Require a password (to help avoid account theft), but keep it

"Small minds can only contemplate small ideas".....Unknown

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