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Re: WHOIS source?

  • From: Bora Akyol
  • Date: Fri Jun 23 23:49:15 2000


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.


----- 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 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
> 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.
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