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being nice to IRR/RADB (Re: scripts to map IP to AS?)
VK> Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 15:25:52 -0500 VK> From: Valdis.Kletnieks JK> Just a reminder to everyone who intends to query the JK> IRR/RADB... Please be nice to the RADB whois server and JK> don't DoS it. Open a persistant connection instead of one VK> Are there any recommendations for caching of the results? Do, VK> don't, not for over 72 hours, etc? I think most people that VK> do an AS-enabled traceroute are always going to be getting VK> the same answers back for the first few hops to *ANYWHERE* - VK> caching at least "your local neighborhood" could dramatically VK> cut the number of queries.... Better yet, a DNS authd that resolves origin-asn.188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa IN TXT appropriately. Eddy -- Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - EverQuick Internet Division Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building Phone: +1 (785) 865-5885 Lawrence and [inter]national Phone: +1 (316) 794-8922 Wichita ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:23:58 +0000 (GMT) From: A Trap <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Please ignore this portion of my mail signature. These last few lines are a trap for address-harvesting spambots. Do NOT send mail to <email@example.com>, or you are likely to be blocked.