can NRTM handle divergent schemas?
George Michaelson ggm at apnic.net
Thu May 10 08:35:09 CEST 2001
Hi. Sorry for comparative silence from APNIC, we're back looking at getting the V3 code beyond test-compile state into pilot service. Andy Linton has been looking at this with me and we're now pretty sure the only schema element we don't have in APNIC 181 objects in-hand is the referred-by field. Having worked out its a nic-hdl, we figure that for 'old' data we just make this the existing meta-maintainer for APNIC and can do that easily in ripe2rpsl. But we have this problem about having country: fields in domain/inetnum/person objects. If we modify schema here, re-compile whoisd, are we able to run NRTM feeds to you and have your side strip non-conformant attributes, or is there some relax mode for NRTM where it doesn't care? My reading of code is a bit hazy here. I can't see where you are going to bypass schema checks in NRTM. If thats the case, we'd have to either overload remarks: fields to preserve this data (which is yucky) or you need to revise the RIPE schema. We should be able to take a feed incoming anyway (and would like to do that asap) but we're worried about how you can take a feed back from us if we do the codechange in the defs/* here. cheers -George -- George Michaelson | APNIC Email: ggm at apnic.net | PO Box 2131 Milton QLD 4064 Phone: +61 7 3367 0490 | Australia Fax: +61 7 3367 0482 | http://www.apnic.net
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