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AFRINIC Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey 2012


The aim of the study was to gauge the perception of AFRINIC members with regards to its level of services as well as identifying the needs and expectation of its customers. A web questionnaire was designed and published online by the TNS Analysis team.


Filtering MD5 and CRYPT password hashes in whois query output


Consequent to the community’s request in December 2012, the AFRINIC whois database will no longer display hashes of MD5 and CRYPT encrypted passwords in all mntner (whois database) objects starting 15.12.2012

Currently, majority of objects in the AFRINIC whois database are protected by and authenticate through a mechanism that uses clear text passwords encrypted with the md5 algorithm for authentication. There are two major concerns with this method:



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