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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#15281 new defect (bug)

Arin whois link is borked

Reported by: nacin Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: lowest
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Mail Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=72.233.56.138

I am tempted to propose an api.wordpress.org service, that way these links will never break, but more importantly because arin.net is one of like 7 services based on global regions, and requesting an Asian IP through arin.net doesn't work.

An IP/geo lookup in core would be prohibitive, but if we still want to keep a link (beyond the IP), then we could do this.

On the other hand, IP addresses are becoming less meaningful. Should we just kill the link?

Attachments (2)

whois.diff (1.7 KB) - added by ozh 4 years ago.
correct arin link
whois-remove.diff (1.5 KB) - added by ozh 4 years ago.
remove whois link

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Change History (10)

comment:2 ocean904 years ago

+1 for killing it, there are enough plugins for showing the geo.

ozh4 years ago

correct arin link

comment:3 ozh4 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Patch if it's not killed. At least let's not have a 404. But honestly I think this link as is is of very little interest.

I too would like a service on api.wordpress.org. Not about geo location (who cares & there are lots of plugins) but more likely something connected with akismet that would give useful information about the IP (something like a trust level, or if it has been reported as spam already, that stuff)

comment:4 westi4 years ago

For now we should drop the link I think.

I can't remember the last time I clicked it.

ozh4 years ago

remove whois link

comment:5 nacin4 years ago

  • Priority changed from normal to lowest

They've since added redirection for the old link.

Maybe wp.com happiness might have some insights? For a while there, it was broken, so I am wondering if any requests came in. Doubtful.

comment:6 nacin4 years ago

(In [16411]) Fix arin whois link. props ozh. @todo consider its removal. see #15281.

comment:7 markjaquith4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.1 to Future Release

Consider its removal (or replacement) in 3.2

comment:8 tfnab3 years ago

  • Cc martinhh@… added
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