InterNIC "whois server <handle>" broke?

Jeffrey Haas elezar at
Sat Dec 19 05:01:47 UTC 1998

On Fri, Dec 18, 1998 at 06:19:18PM -0800, Michael P. Lyle wrote:
> I don't see why authentication is such a necessity-- why is it a secret
> what domains a given nameserver serves?  It would be easy enough to pull
> the information down by exhaustive search.

The whole issue isn't so much authentication but logging.
This way, the abusers can be isolated from the database.

How many spams from the Internic domain scrapers have YOU
gotten the last couple of weeks?

> Michael P. Lyle

 Jeffrey Haas   "Denial of Spamming is not a crime."
elezar at  -- Russell Nelson <nelson at>

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