For the last few weeks I have been encountering a strange problem with making IP WHOIS queries against the RIPE database, which covers all European IPs.
I first encountered the problem during a routine server upgrade and reboot. Suddenly some of our software that we run on these servers started producing errors saying that WHOIS lookups could not be performed.
Yesterday morning at 2AM I got back from my holiday in Egypt.
I had a great time, although feeling a little bit sick now, guessing its the water out there.
Whilst I was there, my friend and I visited the Hed Kandi Beach Bar. What a spot, an open air club, right on the beach, playing House music. Perfect!