[db-wg] Foreign ROUTE objects in RIPE Database - final decision?
Lu Heng h.lu at anytimechinese.com
Mon Oct 9 15:50:21 CEST 2017
A On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 21:48 denis walker via db-wg <db-wg at ripe.net> wrote: > Colleagues > > This has been discussed many times with many views expressed. We are sure > lots of you are bored with commenting on this issue. Unfortunately no > consensus has yet been found. So we would like to take it back to the basic > question and see if we can get a conclusive answer. This is not a question > specifically about the Afrinic homing project. It's a more general question > about the RIPE Database providing this 'feature'. Even if you have > commented before, please do so once more so we can get a definitive answer > to this question. I know there is a tendency to say nothing if someone else > has made the point you support. But this time we do need numbers. So even > if what you are thinking has been said, please at least add a +1 so we know > you also agree with that point. > > Question - Should the RIPE Database allow creation of ROUTE objects for > non RIPE resources? > > We see three most likely answers to this question. Each possible answer > does have consequences. > > A: Yes the RIPE Database should allow creation of ROUTE objects for non > RIPE resources. If this is the answer then we can look at how to make the > data more trusting in the short term (and there may be ways to do that). > > B: No the RIPE Database should not allow creation of ROUTE objects for any > non RIPE resource. If this is the answer then maybe we need to look at a > project to remove all non RIPE resource related ROUTE(6)/AUT-NUM objects > from the RIPE Database and disable the feature. But that needs to look at > what to do with ROUTE objects for prefixes from one region and ASNs from a > different region. > > C: Just leave things as they are. Don't promote the service but no > projects to remove any data from the RIPE Database either. Just drift along > on the principle "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". This also means > document this as the answer to this question and no more discussions. Of > course any problems associated with this feature don't go away. > > > I will briefly review the discussions over the last 2 years: > > At the update given at RIPE 72 for the removal of the data starting with > the Afinic homing project, there was no consensus and a call for more > comments on the mailing list. A discussion continued on the mailing list > until October. There was both support and opposition to removing these > objects from the RIPE Database. One point raised during this discussion > regarding the Afrinic homing project was, "I believe that what is needed > here most of all is a clear message from both communities that it is > desirable to have the ROUTE(6) objects for AFRINIC space in the AFRINIC IRR > where the registered resource holders can properly authorise objects." No > one has yet referred to a declared consensus of opinion by the Afrinic > community to the removal of these objects from the RIPE Database. Also > during this discussion Afrinic said that they have not yet worked out all > the fine details of the proposed move of this data. Several issues were > raised on the technicalities of moving this data and it was said in the > discussion that no one has yet even done the analysis to see if any of > these conditions exist (like duplicate, but different data in both > databases). > > At the update given at RIPE 73, there was still no consensus. The RIPE NCC > and Afrinic were asked to do a check on what could go wrong and who members > could contact in the event of things going wrong. This doesn't seem to have > been done. The RIPE NCC suggested they may be able to produce a video or > webinar about the transfer. This doesn't seem to have been done either. The > call was again made that both the RIPE and Afrinic communities re-state > that they both want this project to go forward. That has not happened. It > was said that Afrinic is the first of many RIRs that may want data > transferred out of the RIPE Database. Is it the RIRs or the communities > that want this? The only question raised in the meeting was opposed to the > transfer. No discussion followed on the mailing list. > > At RIPE 74 there was no update on this issue. > > The next discussion wasn't until July 2017. In this discussion there was > mention of developing a global IRR database with a couple of supporters. We > all know such ideas often take years to be agreed on, designed and > implemented as a practical solution. We want to answer this question in > relation to the situation today. There were some pointers made back to > previous mailing list discussions, but nothing else new was said. > > cheers > denis > co-chair DB WG > -- -- Kind regards. Lu -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <https://lists.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/db-wg/attachments/20171009/0acab221/attachment.html>
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