RWhois Operational Development (rwhois)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of that in effect at the time of the 38th IETF Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. It may now be out-of-date.


Mark Kosters <>
Scott Williamson <>

Operations and Management Area Director(s): 

Scott Bradner <>
Michael O'Dell <>
Deirdre Kostick <>

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Description of 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 requirements identified during the working group tenure.

Goals and Milestones:

Apr 95 

Establish final charter, goals, and long term group agenda.

Jul 95 

Submit an Internet-Draft that documents guidelines for the registration of delegated RWhois servers.

Jul 95 

Submit Internet-Draft that documents the minimum required data for distributed registration using RWhois.

Sep 95 

Establish methods of authentication for remote interactive registration and submit as an Internet-Draft.

Sep 95 

Establish an active test bed of RWhois servers between each of the regional registries.

No Current Internet-Drafts

No Request For Comments 

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