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Re: DOS Attacks and reliable network contact data.

  • From: Joe Shaw
  • Date: Sun Oct 22 15:38:50 2000

On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Jason Slagle wrote:

> Their exists no reliable way to get the contact of a network without first
> querying arin, then apnic, then the .jp registry for instance.  This is a
> royal PITA and is in no way scriptable that I can see.

Yes, there is.  Use the Geektools whois proxy at  You
can also get the perl source and setup your own proxy, since they only
allow something like 10 or so queries a day.  I've used their source in a
few tools and have had no real problems with it.

Of course, once the technological means are taken care of you still have
to have reliable contact information in the database, and someone who'll
actually read your complaint and respond in an acceptable amount of time.

Joseph W. Shaw - [email protected]
Sr. Security Specialist for <Big company not to be named>.