Transferring InterNIC space from ARIN Database to other RIR databases
Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet
Fri Apr 26 18:32:27 CEST 2002
>At 11:08 25/04/2002 +0200, Joao Luis Silva Damas wrote: >>> o After the move of the authority for the data, what information will >>> the ARIN database return when queried via whois? A pointer to the >>> RIPE NCC (as happens now for the larger RIPE address blocks), or a >>> "slave" copy of of the data from the RIPE database? >> >>A pointer seems to be the more favoured approach right now. > >A pointer would be the right thing to do, IMO. There are already several >address blocks from 192/8 which are registered in the RIPE database but are >listed as unassigned in ARIN's database. This creates the appearance of a >conflict and will probably confuse some people. > >philip >-- After (during?) the various migrations, we should aim for a system where every RIR whois server returns "the same" info about allocated and assigned addresses. The _authoritative_ whois should give the full story, all the other 3(*) should return a pointer reference. Pending an analysis of what the potential load could be, I'd even suggets to implement a referral mechanism similar to the support for domain referrals in the RIPE DB Software. I'd like to get feedback form the LIR community about the usefulness of that approach. We could then, if supported, take it to the DB-WG for review. *) this includes the LACNIC whois. Wilfried.
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