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Referral Whois Protocol (RWhois) (RFC1714)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-12
Document File: 47 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Williamson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo describes version 1.0 of the client/server interaction of RWhois. RWhois provides a distributed system for the display of hierarchical information. This system is hierarchical by design, allowing for the reduction of a query, and the referral of the user closer to the maintainer of the information. (Download file contains alternative document formats.)

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Network Working Group                                      S. Williamson

Request for Comments: 1714                                    M. Kosters

Category: Informational                           Network Solutions Inc.

                                                                InterNIC

                                                           November 1994

                    Referral Whois Protocol (RWhois)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo

   does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of

   this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   This memo describes version 1.0 of the client/server interaction of

   RWhois.  RWhois provides a distributed system for the display of

   hierarchical information.  This system is hierarchical by design,

   allowing for the reduction of a query, and the referral of the user

   closer to the maintainer of the information.

Table of Contents

     1.   Introduction................................... 3

     2.   RWhois Client Model............................ 5

       2.1  Directives:  Client to Server Interaction ... 6

       2.2  Required Directives ......................... 6

          2.2.1 <query>.................................. 6

          2.2.2 RWhois................................... 7

       2.3  Optional Directives ......................... 7

          2.3.1 load..................................... 7

          2.3.2 limit.................................... 7

          2.3.3 schema................................... 8

          2.3.4 xfer..................................... 8

          2.3.5 quit..................................... 9

          2.3.6 status................................... 9

          2.3.7 cache.................................... 9

          2.3.8 holdconnect..............................10

          2.3.9 forward..................................10

          2.3.10 soa.....................................11

          2.3.11 notify..................................11

          2.3.12 register................................13

          2.3.13 object..................................14

          2.3.14 define..................................15

          2.3.15 private.................................15

          2.3.16 X-......................................16

Williamson & Kosters                                            [Page 1]

RFC 1714            Referral Whois Protocol (RWhois)       November 1994

          2.3.17 directive...............................17

          2.3.18 display.................................17

          2.3.19 language................................18

       2.4  RWhois Client Model .........................18

     3.   RWhois Server Model............................20

       3.1  Output Display and Restriction Keywords .....20

       3.2  Responses:  Server to Client Interaction ....21

       3.3  Required Responses ..........................22

          3.3.1 RWhois...................................22

          3.3.2 referral.................................22

          3.3.3 ok.......................................24

          3.3.4 error....................................24

       3.4  Optional Responses ..........................25

          3.4.1 see-also.................................25

          3.4.2 load.....................................26

          3.4.3 soa......................................26

          3.4.4 status...................................28

          3.4.5 xfer.....................................29

          3.4.6 schema...................................30

          3.4.7 define...................................32

          3.4.8 object..................................