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Architecture of the WHOIS++ service

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (asid WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Patrik Fältström , Leslie Daigle , Sima Newell
Last updated 1998-03-13
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document describes Whois++, an extension to the trivial WHOIS service described in RFC 954 to permit WHOIS-like servers to make available more structured information to the Internet. We describe an extension to the simple WHOIS data model and query protocol and a companion extensible, distributed indexing service. A number of options have also been added such as the use of multiple languages and character sets, more advanced search expressions, structured data and a number of other useful features. An optional authentication mechanism for protecting all or part of the associated Whois++ information database from unauthorized access is also described.


Patrik Fältström
Leslie Daigle
Sima Newell

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