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RE: Whois -a?
From: "John Murphy" <nanog () mail murfnet com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 08:20:45 -0500


Straight from the MAN page Roeland (man whois)...

...
DESCRIPTION
     Whois looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network
In-
     formation Centers (NICs).

     The options are as follows:

     -a      Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database.
             It contains network numbers used in those parts of the world
cov-
             ered neither by APNIC nor by RIPE. Contact (handle) information
             should be looked up by appending "-ARIN" to the NIC handle:
...

-----------------------Original Message-----------------------
From:  Roeland Meyer
To:  Vivien M.;nanog () nanog org
Date:  5/15/01  5:16 AM
Subject:  RE: To CAIS Engineers - WAKE UP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS


From: Vivien M. [mailto:vivienm () dyndns org]
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 2:44 PM

As someone posted before (but you probably didn't read):

Actually, I read it just fine. Yes, that is the block that is in use here.
I
just don't know who the hell Alex Black is. I also asked SpeakEasy. Weeks
later, I'm still waiting for an answer.

vivienm () amethyst:~$ host www.mhsc.com
www.mhsc.com is a nickname for vweb1.mhsc.com
vweb1.mhsc.com has address 216.27.184.250
vivienm () amethyst:~$ whois -a 216.27.184.250

When did '-a' become a whois option?

Speakeasy Network (NETBLK-SPEAKEASY-4) SPEAKEASY-4
                                                 216.27.128.0 -
216.27.191.255
Black, Alex (NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0) SPEK-RMEYER-0
                                               216.27.184.224 -
216.27.184.255

vivienm () amethyst:~$ whois -a \!NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0
Black, Alex (NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0)
   440 Mission Court
   Fremont, CA 94539
   US

   Netname: SPEK-RMEYER-0
   Netblock: 216.27.184.224 - 216.27.184.255

   Coordinator:
      Stollar, Andreas  (AS3414-ARIN)  abuse () speakeasy net
      +1-206-728-9770 (FAX) (206)728-1500

Now, I realize your name isn't Alex Black (unless you have multiple
personalities), but it sure looks to me like SpeakEasy knows 
how to SWIP
(and the SPEK-RMEYER-0 name suggests they were trying to SWIP 
it to you).

Among other things, I'm also a SysAdmin. Of course, I have multiple
personalities! But, Alex Black isn't one of them. Also note, Andreas
Stoller's email addr. Do you actually think I would get any sort of
response
if I sent an email there? I might as well send it to abuse () mhsc net  He
probably uses the same bit-bucket that mhsc.net does (the /dev/null brand).





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