Referral Whois Protocol (RWhois) 2.0

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Authors Scott Williamson  , Michael Mealling  , Mark Kosters  , Jasdip Singh  , Greg Pierce  , Koert Zeilstra 
Last updated 1997-07-30
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This memo describes Version 2.0 of the client/server interaction of RWhois. RWhois provides a distributed system for the display of hierarchical and non-hierarchical information. This system is primarily hierarchical by design, allowing for the deterministic reduction of a query and the referral of the user closer to the maintainer of the information. It also identifies the attributes that are non-hierarchical so that they may be indexed into a mesh.


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