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APNIC whois lookup totally broken

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Please see this spam report.

The lookup of the message source IP 203.153.52.142 at whois.apnic.net is totally messed up. It says it's "Getting contact from whois.apnic.net mirror", so I suppose that the mirror is broken and needs to be fixed.

The problem is that it returns the default contacts for the APNIC registry itself, abuse[at]apnic.net and spam[at]apnic.net, and then Spamcop (understandably) says "I refuse to bother xyz".

A direct lookup at whois.apnic.net returns:

inetnum: 203.153.52.0 - 203.153.55.255

netname: NOVANET-IN

...

e-mail: noc[at]novanet.net

Searching the forum, I found this thread:

http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9962

where Don claims it has been fixed, but it doesn't seem to be...

[changed spam report link to www. (so we can see it)]

Edited by Farelf

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Yep, agree with your abuse address in Mumbai - can you email Don - service[at]admin.spamcop.net (in case he doesn't look in for a while)? If the mirror is broken he needs to know + he can over-ride that address for the 203.153.52.0 - 203.153.55.255 block.

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Legal red tape is holding things up. Our access to the APNIC database should be coming back soon. Days, hopefully not weeks.

- Don D'Minion - SpamCop Admin -

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The lookup of the message source IP 203.153.52.142 at whois.apnic.net is totally messed up. It says it's "Getting contact from whois.apnic.net mirror", so I suppose that the mirror is broken and needs to be fixed.

Agreed. But action needs to be taken by folks elsewhere, just as Farelf states.

Searching the forum, I found this thread:

http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9962

where Don claims it has been fixed, but it doesn't seem to be...

Actually, the words Don used would indicate that he manually made a change to the database, However, noting tha looking at that Tracking URL, the current listed target doesn't match his override data.

EDIT: what happens when I start a Reply, but get waylaid by handling someone else's issues on the telephone before finishing the post. Oh well ....

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