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Re: SWIP and Rwhois in the Real World

  • From: william(at)elan.net
  • Date: Tue Sep 06 20:53:39 2005


On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Andrew - Supernews wrote:

"william" == william(at)elan net <william@elan.net> writes:
william> The above line is as clear as it gets (if the other two
william> mentions that data is to be made available to public is not
william> enough), so there this argument that rwhois should be made
william> available only to ARIN is now against ARIN's policies and
william> whoever you know who is still making it should be pointed to
william> URL I listed.

NetRange:   4.0.0.0 - 4.255.255.255
ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.level3.net:4321

% telnet rwhois.level3.net 4321
Trying 209.244.1.179...
telnet: connect to address 209.244.1.179: Operation timed out

Doesn't seem to have made much difference yet...
Its kind of hard for ARIN to enforce its policies on L3 when they have
a /8 already and are not likely to ask for additional allocation...

But obviously L3 is not giving a very good example for others, so we
can all now say - don't be like L3 :)

A more pro-active approach maybe to setup "arin-policy-ignorant" list
of ip providers kind-of like rfc-ignorant, maybe then this will make
them rethink their position and open rwhois server to the public - but
I consider creation of such a list to be a last resort effort if all
other efforts to convince providers like L3 to follow policies and
enter swips and rwhois data fail and giving them another year and
putting more pressure not only in private but also public forums like
NANOG is probably better.

---
William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william@elan.net




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