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Re: Control of recursive searches

  • To: "Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet" < >
  • From: Daniel Karrenberg < >
  • Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 18:14:19 +0100

  > "Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet" woeber@localhost writes:

  > Doing a lot of queries recently to get a picture which objects (network and
  > AS) are missing or lacking essential information, I'd even like to suppress
  > the recursive lookup from the _same_ source. Given the current speed of the
  > software (very well done, indeed!), and sometimes 3 or 4 person links, the
  > information I'm looking for is already gone from the top of the screen when
  > the last person object was output.

Well this exists!

  > I think I definitely could live with something like 'whois -ar key',
  > the -a flag used to control the set of sources, 
  > the -r flag to control recursive lookups.

Exactly this is implemented. Are you pulling my leg? See examples below.

  > I support the view, that the default behaviour should be unchanged and/or
  > what the plain user would need most of the times.

That's where opinions differ. We have had some reactions though saying they
*liked* the new semantics. This is significant because normally people
just complain if anything changes.

Daniel

whois -a 192.87.45:

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
descr:     RIPE Network Coordination Centre
descr:     Amsterdam, Netherlands
country:   NL
admin-c:   Daniel Karrenberg
tech-c:    Marten Terpstra
connect:   RIPE NSF WCW
aut-sys:   1104
rev-srv:   ns.ripe.net
changed:   marten@localhost 930215
source:    RIPE

person:    Daniel Karrenberg
address:   RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC)
address:   Kruislaan 409
address:   NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
address:   Netherlands
phone:     +31 20 592 5065
fax-no:    +31 20 592 5090
e-mail:    dfk@localhost
nic-hdl:   DK58
changed:   ripe-dbm@localhost 920826
source:    RIPE

person:    Marten Terpstra
address:   RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC)
address:   Kruislaan 409
address:   NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
address:   Netherlands
phone:     +31 20 592 5065
fax-no:    +31 20 592 5090
e-mail:    marten@localhost
nic-hdl:   MT2
changed:   marten@localhost 930503
source:    RIPE

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
tech-c:    DK58
rev-srv:   NS.RIPE.NET NS.EU.NET
remarks:   type R
changed:   networks.txt/network-contacts.txt 930824/930702
source:    NIC

person:    Daniel Karrenberg
phone:     +31 20 592 5065
e-mail:    dfk@localhost
nic-hdl:   DK58
changed:   networks.txt/network-contacts.txt 930824/930702
source:    NIC

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
descr:     RIPE Network Coordination Centre
nsf-in:    1=513 42=1800
remarks:   Kruislaan 413
remarks:   NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
remarks:   NETHERLANDS
remarks:   NSF T3 connected since 08/31/92
changed:   ipregist@localhost 930223
source:    MERIT


whois -ar 192.87.45:

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
descr:     RIPE Network Coordination Centre
descr:     Amsterdam, Netherlands
country:   NL
admin-c:   Daniel Karrenberg
tech-c:    Marten Terpstra
connect:   RIPE NSF WCW
aut-sys:   1104
rev-srv:   ns.ripe.net
changed:   marten@localhost 930215
source:    RIPE

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
tech-c:    DK58
rev-srv:   NS.RIPE.NET NS.EU.NET
remarks:   type R
changed:   networks.txt/network-contacts.txt 930824/930702
source:    NIC

inetnum:   192.87.45.0
netname:   RIPE-NCC
descr:     RIPE Network Coordination Centre
nsf-in:    1=513 42=1800
remarks:   Kruislaan 413
remarks:   NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
remarks:   NETHERLANDS
remarks:   NSF T3 connected since 08/31/92
changed:   ipregist@localhost 930223
source:    MERIT






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