On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 11:09:19AM -0500, kai () pac-rim net wrote:
And on a related topic (whois.ripe.net almost unreachable, along with
the rest of RIPE): rwhois.level3.net:4321 as been MIA or AWOL for
about 4 days: Level3 was informed, but seems to have some good reasons
of their own not to fix this....
$ telnet rwhois.level3.net 4321
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
There is no public access to rwhois.level3.net (it worked at one point,
but, accurding to Level3, not intentionally). They say that they don't
have to make this information available to anyone except ARIN. I was
always under the impression that delegations had to be publicly visible,
but looking at ARIN's policy more closely, it seems that the information
only has to be available to ARIN.