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Re: SWIP update intervals (was: Re: Getting an AS and /18)

  • From: Joseph T. Klein
  • Date: Tue Jul 03 14:57:50 2001

Speaking of ....

What IS going on with rwhois? I heard some talk at the SF ARIN meeting
about enhancing the rwhois code and making it more workable for ISPs.
IMHO - SWIP is a generally  inferior system ... at least to the potential
of using rwhois. The real leverage comes if it can be integrated into
larger distributed database systems.

Maintaining delegation information is a pain. Having valid delegation
of IP address space helps in tracking the guys with black hats.

Perhaps it would be worthwhile to develop a mechanism to limit views
of contact information to valid ASN POCs via some form of keyed access
... since those who work in the AS/BGP space need to know who to contact
as the source of packet, as apposed to marketing organizations.

Are the registries going to actively work to extend and enhance
rwhois?
--
Joseph T. Klein                                         +1 414 915 7489
Senior Network Engineer                                 jtk@titania.net
Adelphia Business Solutions                joseph.klein@adelphiacom.com

    "... the true value of the Internet is its connectedness ..."
                                                 -- John W. Stewart III




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