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Re: DOS Attacks and reliable network contact data.
From: Bruce Campbell <bc () vicious dropbear id au>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:40:28 +1000 (EST)


On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Brian Wallingford wrote:

At the risk of sounding entirely un-politically correct, is it possible to
query whois.nic.ad.jp for actual contact information, vs. just company
name?  Color me frustrated, but, even with the "/e" extension, nic.ad.jp
has been nearly useless for many moons.  This strikes me as somewhat
irresponsible.

It is entirely possibly to do such.  As described earlier, look for the
nic-handles that have been supplied in the JPNIC output, ie:

        a. [Network Number]             210.251.128.0-210.251.143.0
        b. [Network Name]               ALLNET-CATV
        m. [Administrative Contact]     YO020JP     <----

Then, perform a specific query for that nic-handle 'YO020JP', ie:
$ whois -h whois.nic.ad.jp YO020JP/e

        a. [JPNIC Handle]               YO020JP
        c. [Last, First]                Oishi, Yuichi
        d. [E-Mail]                     oishi () allnet ad jp
        g. [Organization]               TITUS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

(etc).

The RIPE-style databases (RIPE, APNIC etc) provide you with the referenced
nic-handles (if available) as part of the output, as seperate database
objects.  

The NSI-style databases (NSI, ARIN etc) embed the contact information in
the whois output, but you can (like other dbs, including JPNIC) request
contact details specifically if you know the nic-handle. 

--==--
Bruce.

Employed by, but not speaking for, APNIC.

: predating NSI, APNIC and ARIN.  And no, there is no standard for
: whois data that is published, let alone publishing at all.
: > > 
: > > :sigh:  I really wish we could get a common format for these.  
: > > I really like the ripe style databases.




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