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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.

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?


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.


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