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Re: whois broke again?

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Mon Feb 21 01:23:22 2000

> > Is it important for parties that control DNS data (domain names and
> > address space) that are connected to "the network" to be identifiable to
> > the community at large, and reachable? 
> It is important.

Two different takes on the matter:

Try  %dig <your-asn> txt

for one of mine:   %dig txt

;;, type = TXT, class = IN

;; ANSWER SECTION:           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0001 descr: LosAngelesPeering exchange"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0002 aut-num: AS4555"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0007 admin-c: WM110-NSI"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0008 tech-c: WM110-NSI"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0009 remarks: The first live example of this technique"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0010 remarks: Check the SOA for mnt-by, changed data"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0011 source: DNS"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0012 route:"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0013 route: 3ffe:08/24"           1D IN TXT       "RPS 0000 person:Bill Manning"


and  from

%dig any

; <<>> DiG 8.2 <<>> any 
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2
;;, type = ANY, class = IN

;; ANSWER SECTION:  1D IN TXT       "announced by AS 4555"  1D IN TXT       "RPS 0000 person: Bill Manning"


	Allows people at each delegation point to publish their policy
	and any other pertinent data.  

	working on something similar w/ rwhois. Yuji is doing a pretty
	good job of fixing up some longstanding weaknesses with that 
	stack, esp. with referals and forwarding.