Is the InterNIC really screwed in the head?

Charles R. Hoynowski charles at etak.com
Sun Mar 9 23:05:28 UTC 1997


Just must stop and wonder when I get these messages, it sometimes boggles 
the mind, the extent of Internet problems that this mailing list is held
accountable for.

--charles


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Charles R. Hoynowski (CRH2), domain administrator, various locations
Email: charles at etak.com       
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Ehud Gavron <GAVRON at ACES.COM> says:

>Bill Bradford said:
>>On Sun, 9 Mar 1997, Ehud Gavron wrote:
>>> RFC954 specifies WHOIS.  Client requests, server sends.  Simple, really.
>>> $ whois opus4-hst
>>> ....
>>> Would you like to see registered users of this host?
>>> 	WHAT???  My whois client is supposed to search for this string
>...
>>I think your WHOIS may be messed up:
>
>>(mrbill) staff1:~$ whois opus4-hst
>
>	No, I think yours is.
>
>	% telnet whois.internic.net whois
>OPUS4-HST<CR>
>[No name] (OPUS4-HST)
>
>   Hostname: NS.OPUS1.COM
>   Address: 192.245.12.50
>   System: VAX running VMS
>
>   Domain Server
>
>   Record last updated on 13-Feb-94.
>
>Would you like to see the registered users of this host? y<CR>
>
>
>   No registered users.
>
>The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet Information
>(Networks, ASN's, Domains, and POC's).
>Please use the whois server at nic.ddn.mil for MILNET Information.
>
>	Go fix it.
>	
>	E
>
>
>>[No name] (OPUS4-HST)
>
>>   Hostname: NS.OPUS1.COM
>>   Address: 192.245.12.50
>>   System: VAX running VMS
>
>>   Domain Server
>
>>   Record last updated on 13-Feb-94.
>
>
>>To see this host record with registered users, repeat the command with
>>a star ('*') before the name; or, use '%' to show JUST the registered users.
>
>>The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet Information
>>(Networks, ASN's, Domains, and POC's).
>>Please use the whois server at nic.ddn.mil for MILNET Information.
>
>>Bill Bradford (BB2623)			Systems Admin, UNIX geek, BOFH
>>mrbill at texas.net * mrbill at mrbill.net	Texas Networking, Inc.
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>>                                             -- Robert E. McElwaine
>





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