[Rtir] A couple of questions
A.Bone at ukerna.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 12:53:01 EDT 2004
I really like this idea as well, thanks for the input everyone.
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[mailto:rtir-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com] On Behalf Of Jesse Vincent
Sent: 16 September 2004 17:23
To: Ruediger Riediger
Cc: rtir at lists.bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [Rtir] A couple of questions
On Sep 16, 2004, at 5:09 AM, Ruediger Riediger wrote:
> Gorazd Bozic wrote:
>> Natasa Glavor wrote:
>>> * how do we adjust RTIR to make queries to different custom
>>> instead of the default whois querying?
>> We solved this by setting up our own simple whois server (or you
>> might call it a whois wrapper). The whois protocol is really simple:
>> connect to the server, send a single line query (usually an IP
>> address) and read back the response. If it is run from inetd.conf,
>> you read from stdin and write results to stdout, so it doesn't need
>> any networking stuff.
> we have actually gone one step father, as we have more than one
> internal query system. We are running the Geek-Tools proxy locally, as
> well as some additional whois-like services. Now, with RTIR's
> "Lookup.html" tools, you can only have one whois service per system as
> there is no possibility to query the service on another port (than
> We have modified Lookup.html to allow the "whois" variable to not only
> hold server names, but "name:port". Further, since no one can remember
> what runs on port 43 and what on port 4321, we have added a second
> variable holding the "beautified" names of the services.
Do you have any objection to us rolling this patch or a variant into
the core of RTIR?
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