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Re: Contact handles disappearing mysteriously from the whois database!
On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Randy Bush wrote: > > > First, there is a bug in the whois generation code that generates the > > indexes that whois uses. The information is still correct in the database > > that whois is generated from. The fix is in QA now and should be in > > operations shortly. > > you have the gall to spend time ensuring that it will work before deploying > it? while all of us out here who paid $35 are waiting for the absolutely > mission critical whois service without which our lives can not continue! > what nerve! I find it rather curious that QA procedures were not in place to prevent the bug from happening in the first place. I also find it curious that there are no rollback procedures in place to recover quickly from a bug in generating whois data. For example, most network operators store their router configs in a revision control system and can quickly rollback to a previous config when changes go awry. -- Michael Dillon - E-mail: [email protected] Check the website for my Internet World articles - http://www.memra.com