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Re: ARIN Services
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 20:28:31 -0400

On Sun, Apr 19, 1998 at 08:47:56PM +0800, David R. Conrad wrote:
and if all the
registries participate in a cross-mirroring program, then all would be
well, no?  If you mirror correctly, it doesn't much matter _which_ host
you hit.

<CYNICISM>
Eh?  You mean you won't have to know which registry to hit to look up an
address beforehand?  Where would the fun be in that?
</CYNICISM>

:-)

The ARIN database and the RIPE/APNIC databases are incompatible (something
that was going to be fixed in the RIDE (registry information data exchange)
WG, but it seems to have run into a snag or something), thus mirroring
would be a bit more work than one might imagine.

Forgive me, I wasn't clear: if each registry, in addition to it's own
database lookup services, operates mirrors of the database lookup
services of the other registries: IE: I can't get to whois.arin.net, so
I go to ap.arin.net, which lives at the APNIC, on their network space.

Clearer?

Cheers,
-- jra
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