Disappointing ARIN - A great advertisement for the USA ?

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Fri Sep 16 09:20:31 UTC 2011

* Jon Lewis:

> No he's not.  He's complaining that sometime in the past few weeks (or
> is it months now?) ARIN changed the behavior of their whois server.

Ahem, ARIN's WHOIS server has been sending such responses for ages.
Maybe the change is that more addresses trigger this behavior, but you
could get the handle list before.  Even sending the "+" flag has been
requested before:

| Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 22:19:09 +0100
| Package: whois
| Version: 4.6.1
| Severity: normal
| Tags: patch
| Please include the "+" flag when querying information for IP addresses
| from whois.arin.net.  This way, whois(1) will print useful information
| and not just the useless overview.


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