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Concluded WG RWhois Operational Development (rwhois)

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WG Name RWhois Operational Development
Acronym rwhois
Area Operations and Management Area (ops)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-rwhois-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chairs Mark Kosters, Scott Williamson
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Final Charter for Working Group

The RWhois Operational Development Working Group will be a forum
for coordinating the deployment, engineering and operation of the
RWhois protocol to replace the current centralized whois model. The
minimum attribute set will be defined to ensure that all delegated
registries maintain the required information. Required user
authentication will be defined to allow remote registration with RWhois
servers. Operational procedures will be established to ensure that all
delegated servers conform to a set of minimum standards. If necessary
the RWhois protocol specification will be updated to reflect changes in
requirments identifed during the working group tenure.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Sep 1995 Establish an active test bed of RWhois servers between each of the regional registries.
Sep 1995 Establish methods of authentication for remote interactive registration and submit as an Internet-Draft.
Jul 1995 Submit Internet-Draft which documents the minimum required data for distributed registration using RWhois.
Jul 1995 Submit an Internet-Draft which documents guidelines for the registration of delegated RWhois servers.
Apr 1995 Establish final charter, goals, and long term group agenda.