WHOIS Protocol Specification
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'WHOIS Protocol Specification' to Draft Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'WHOIS Protocol Specification ' <draft-daigle-rfc954bis-02.txt> as a Draft Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-daigle-rfc954bis-02.txt
Technical Summary This document revises RFC 954, the existing Draft Standard for Whois by removing the policy elements of the existing specification and retaining the technical specification. This document contains no substantive changes to the Whois protocol. Working Group Summary This document is the product of an individual submitter. There has been considerable discussion of the appropriate standardization level for this work. The choice of cycling in grade reflects both the existance of numerous interoperable clients and servers and the consensus of the community, expressed in RFC 3707, that future development of administrative directory services should not be based on whois. There is no doubt that this work might have advanced to Full Standard at one time, but the current belief is that that time has now passed. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie. RFC Editor Note: Please add the following to the Acknowledgements: Ken Harrenstien, Mary Stahl, and Elizabeth Feinler were the authors of the original Draft Standard for Whois.