In case you haven't realized it yet, the InterNIC is now history;
Network Solutions, in an attempt to build brand identity, has moved
all of the InterNIC functions to www.networksolutions.com ("The Dot
Com People" -- ugh). The whois telnet server at rs.internic.net is
history, though distributed whois is still available.
It gets better ...
The new "InterNIC" web site at <http://www.networksolutions.com/>
is geared to the kloo-free crowd -- kiss your "domain names" goodbye,
kids, and say hello to "web addresses." Double ugh.
Anyway, I really miss the ability to access the root server database
via telnet ... has anyone found an alternate means of doing this?
There are plenty of web interfaces, but I just have this thing for
I hate sounding like I'm rooted in the past, but the more this stuff
keeps happening, the more I really appreciate The Good Olde Days, when
the Net was simpler, and my packets had to walk 10 miles through the
snow to get to the nearest router (and it was uphill both ways). ;-)
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