Re: Who needs X.500 or Whois++?

Leslie Daigle <leslie@bunyip.com> Thu, 04 July 1996 21:53 UTC

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From: Leslie Daigle <leslie@bunyip.com>
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In-Reply-To: D.W.Chadwick@iti.salford.ac.uk's message as of Jul 4, 21:47
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To: D.W.Chadwick@iti.salford.ac.uk, ietf-ids@umich.edu, bsi-ds@nexor.co.uk, osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Who needs X.500 or Whois++?

>      Check out the "find user" service at www.switchboard.com. This 
>      contains listings for 90 million entries, and it is AMAZINGLY FAST.

Serving information is easy.

Setting up structures and systems that enable and encourage information
maintenance AND serving information is the tricky part.

How many of the Switchboard entries are up to date?

How many people know they are listed there and would update their information?

Cheers!
Leslie.

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                                                      Leslie Daigle
   "Learn and live."                                  Vice President, Research
                                                      Bunyip Information Systems
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