Definition for "unattended operation"

Steven J. Sobol sjsobol at
Sun Feb 28 21:19:16 UTC 1999

On Sun, Feb 28, 1999 at 06:31:25AM -0600, Sean Donelan wrote:

> As far as listing additional contact information in the WHOIS database.
> I encourage providers to exchange contact information for the person(s)
> who is knowledgeable about the process and emergency shutdown
> procedures.  However, I am beginning to think the WHOIS database
> operated by NSI no longer best serves the network operation community.
> I see little purpose in adding additional fields to a database which
> is so full of useless information already.  Listing good contact
> information just results in those contacts becoming overwhelmed by
> spammers, vigilantes and UUNET telemarketing.  The occasional
> appropriate message is likely to be lost, or not acted upon because
> of contact fatigue.

So, what do you suggest as an alternative?

Steve Sobol sjsobol at (AKA support at and abuse at

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