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Re: WHOIS source?
Steve I believe that Stanford University Network Systems (SUNET) group had a really cool implementation of a whois server that also interfaced with an LDAP server to get user/machine/department/... info. When I was there, this worked great. Not only this, but it was smart enough to redirect whois queries coming from outside the university to internic. I believe the folks who did that are now active in the LDAP WG of IETF and also no longer work for Stanford. Bora ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Cc: <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 2:42 PM Subject: Re: WHOIS source? > > "Roeland Meyer (E-mail)" wrote: > > > > > Steve Sobol: Friday, June 23, 2000 1:33 PM > > > > > > Can someone point me to the source for a whois server... I > > don't know > > > why, but I haven't been able to find any sources.... > > > > I've been looking for one of those myself. Original was written > > by SRI/NSI and was never released in source. It was always > > considered proprietary. MHSC is writing one under the DNSO.NET > > site, at http://www.dnso.net/projects.htm. Frankly, I'm not sure > > that I'd even want to start with NSI's sources, considering the > > trouble they're having (SRS/whois integration). > > I was pointed to, and have downloaded, the NSI source, or the source > purported to be in use by NSI (as noted at > http://nw.com/nw/WWW/software/whois.html) > > I'll take a look at the rwhois source and at your source also. > > I don't need to link this whois server to anyone else. What I'm > doing is setting up a database of contact information for my customers > that have leased-lines or other dedicated connections, or that have > websites hosted here. The idea is to facilitate fighting abuse, > and to give accurate contact info for other reasons... because, well, > we all know how accurate the ARIN/RIPE/APNIC databases are... :) > > I also plan on eventually using this whois server as an easy way to > find contact information for people working here. > > -- > North Shore Technologies, Cleveland, OH > http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net > Steve Sobol, BOFH - President, Chief Website Architect and Janitor > Spammers and Net-abusers: Don't bother asking me for service. See > http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net/go/policy/ for more information. >