interesting person entry...
RIPE Database Manager ripe-dbm at ripe.net
Thu Sep 26 16:27:38 CEST 1996
Dear Joachim Schmitz, Thank you for infroming us. The object does follow the rules for the person object. Currently, a warning is given as follows: "WARNING: removed empty line(s) in attribute: <attribute>". These are my experiments in the test database; Here is the original e-mail message: person: Dober Mann address: Dog Town address: address: phone: +41 phone: +41 phone: +41 fax-no: +42 e-mail: nic-hdl: AUTO-1 remarks: notify: mnt-by: AMRM1-TEST-MNT changed: ripe-dbm at ripe.net 960926 source: TEST Here is the acknowledgement: New OK: [person] DM1-RIPE (Dober Mann) person: Dober Mann address: Dog Town phone: +41 phone: +41 phone: +41 fax-no: +42 nic-hdl: DM1-RIPE mnt-by: AMRM1-TEST-MNT changed: ripe-dbm at ripe.net 960926 source: TEST WARNING: removed empty line(s) in attribute: "address" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Remember "address" is a mandatory attribute. Empty optional attributes were removed. This may not have been the case when this object was created. I have just seen your follow-up message. I will certainly investigate ! Regards, Ambrose Magee ____________________________ RIPE Database Administration. Schmitz at rus.uni-stuttgart.de (Joachim Schmitz) writes: * * Dear colleagues, dear Ambrose, * * by accident I discovered a person entry which in its form is definitely * not wanted: * * *pn: Stefan Seiz * *ad: Herdweg 73 * *ad: \ * ... > 128 empty address lines!!! * *ad: / * *ad: 70174 Stuttgart * *ad: Germany * *ph: +49 711 18748-0 * *fx: +49 711 18748-32 * *em: index at schwaben.com * *nh: SSE2-RIPE * *ny: noc at ecrc.de * *ch: wer at ecrc.de 951115 * *so: RIPE * * I am in no position to decide whether the entry was done including these * empty lines or whether this is an error of the database software. * * I think a check should be implemented during acceptance of new database * objects (or updates) which * - removes empty input lines (or fields which do contain nothing but * white space) * - afterwards checks whether all mandatory fields for the object are filled * in should be done * (actually I expect such a test to be performed anyway...) * * Could anybody please check what is wrong here? * Thank you! * * Joachim * ____________________________________________________________________________ * _ * * DFN Network Operation Center, Dr. Joachim Schmitz, (finger help at noc.dfn.de) * >>>>>> mailto: noc at noc.dfn.de <<<<<< * Rechenzentrum Universitaet Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70550 Stuttgart * Phone: 0711-685-5810, 0711-685-5576, FAX +711 6788363 (business hours) * EMERGENCY phone +711 1319 139 with answering machine and pager * ____________________________________________________________________________ * _ *
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