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Re: IAB and "private" numbering
- From: David Conrad
- Date: Tue Nov 15 18:08:53 2005
On Nov 13, 2005, at 9:14 AM, Geoff Huston wrote:
This particular /8 allocation is described by IANA as "007/8 Apr
95 IANA - Reserved" in http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-
address-space while a whois query to the ARIN database reveals:
Well, IANA's registry claims data from 4/95 and ARIN's registry
claims data from 9/98. I know which I would think would be telling
$ whois 22.214.171.124
So in this case who is telling the truth? IANA or ARIN?
Nah. The right answer is to synchronize the data somehow. The data
could either be replicated or a referral could be provided. Not
Would we want to change whois output to include the 'pub/priv' flag?
or "conflicting data" flag?
I think I can state authoritatively (:-)) that the IANA is aware of
(at least some of) the discrepancies and has address registry data
synchronization on its priority list.