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Re: WHOIS source?
From: "Bora Akyol" <akyol () akyol org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 20:44:41 -0700


I believe that Stanford University Network Systems (SUNET)
group had a really cool implementation of a whois server that also
interfaced with an LDAP server to get user/machine/department/... info. When
I was there, this worked great. Not only this, but it was smart enough to
redirect whois queries coming from outside the university to internic.

I believe the folks who did that are now active in the LDAP WG of IETF and
also no longer work for Stanford.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Sobol" <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>
To: <rmeyer () mhsc com>
Cc: <nanog () merit edu>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: WHOIS source?

"Roeland Meyer (E-mail)" wrote:

Steve Sobol: Friday, June 23, 2000 1:33 PM

Can someone point me to the source for a whois server... I
don't know
why, but I haven't been able to find any sources....

I've been looking for one of those myself. Original was written
by SRI/NSI and was never released in source. It was always
considered proprietary. MHSC is writing one under the DNSO.NET
site, at http://www.dnso.net/projects.htm. Frankly, I'm not sure
that I'd even want to start with NSI's sources, considering the
trouble they're having (SRS/whois integration).

I was pointed to, and have downloaded, the NSI source, or the source
purported to be in use by NSI (as noted at

I'll take a look at the rwhois source and at your source also.

I don't need to link this whois server to anyone else. What I'm
doing is setting up a database of contact information for my customers
that have leased-lines or other dedicated connections, or that have
websites hosted here. The idea is to facilitate fighting abuse,
and to give accurate contact info for other reasons... because, well,
we all know how accurate the ARIN/RIPE/APNIC databases are... :)

I also plan on eventually using this whois server as an easy way to
find contact information for people working here.

North Shore Technologies, Cleveland, OH
Steve Sobol, BOFH - President, Chief Website Architect and Janitor
Spammers and Net-abusers: Don't bother asking me for service. See
http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net/go/policy/ for more information.

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