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Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Abuse contacts in RIPE database and whois

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  • From: "Rodney Tillotson" < >
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 12:27:27 +0100

Markus Stumpf wrote:

> What I really don't understand is why this information has to
> be in the RIPE database.

Because that's one of the principal places people and tools look
for it.

> The DNS RR "RP" (Responsible Person) is there sind October 1990
> through RFC 1183.

I have never heard of any tool that looks there for abuse contact
information. Improving the accessibility of whois for this purpose
will have immediate effect; a project to further overload and
populate the DNS using RP or a more specific new RR may or may not
warrant long-term study in the Anti-spam or DNS WGs but clearly it
can't be taken to the Database WG.

Rodney Tillotson.

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