[db-wg] stat.ripe.net down?
Christian Teuschel christian.teuschel at ripe.net
Wed Jun 20 14:47:05 CEST 2018
Dear Ronald, We would like to make clear that, as of last week, we are no longer maintaining the RIPEstat Text service (running on port 43/Whois). This decision was prompted after the service encountered a system failure last week. Although it was already known that the service was not heavily used, the failure triggered us to look at the logs, which showed that the service has only actually been used by less than a handful of users within the last year. Given that this service is built on top of the RIPEstat Data API, which is heavily used my thousands of users on a daily basis, and with the advent of command line JSON processors like JQ , it makes little to no sense to invest resources to maintain it. We made this change in an effort to improve the operational efficiency of RIPE NCC services. That said, although we did release a message on the documentation pages for the Text service, we clearly did not communicate this change as effectively as we might have. We apologise for this oversight and any issues it may have caused for RIPEstat users. Do let us know if the current alternatives do not fit your use case and we will do what we can to work out solutions where possible. Best wishes, Christian Christian Teuschel | Human behind RIPEstat Follow me on Twitter: @NCC_RIPEstat On 20/06/2018 06:02, Ronald F. Guilmette via db-wg wrote: > I've come to rely on the services provided by the stat.ripe.net WHOIS > service. Thus it is rather disappointing to find that today, it's > down, as least if one is an ordinary sort of bloke like me who is > confined to IPv4. > > % telnet stat.ripe.net whois > Trying 220.127.116.11... > telnet: connect to address 18.104.22.168: Connection refused > Trying 2001:67c:2e8:22::c100:696... > telnet: connect to address 2001:67c:2e8:22::c100:696: No route to host > telnet: Unable to connect to remote host > > Did I just miss the memo? Has the stat.ripe.net IPv4 service been > taken down deliberately, or is this just a transient sort of outtage? > > More to the point, what email address should I be writing to in order > to make further inquiries about this apparent outtage? > >
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