Re: ERX TF - Process
To: Rob Evans <>
From: Shane Kerr <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 17:40:52 +0200
Cc: leo vegoda <>, ERX Task Force <>
On 2002-10-10 16:12:54 +0100, Rob Evans wrote:
> I apologise if this is a silly question, but when the ERX project
> was first mooted, I believe the suggestion was that for each of the
> /8s with "legacy" information, the in-addr.arpa delegation would be
> held by the nameservers of the RIR with the most assignments within
> that /8.
> From this proposal, it seems as though the information for each bit
> of legacy space will be held in the RIR local to the holder of the
> address space (which makes perfect sense). Is this right, or have I
This is correct.
> Does this mean that the in-addr.arpa files will be composed of
> information from each of the databases?
> E.g. assuming I (in the RIPE region) have 188.8.131.52/16, and the
> majority of space in 184.108.40.206/8 is held by ARIN. I assume I will
> have to create a 97.146.in-addr.arpa object in RIPE, and this will
> be used by ARIN to create the 146.in-addr.arpa zone. Is this the
Well, more or less correct. What you will need to do use use the
reverse delegation robot:
I'm not certain of what our DNS folks are planning, but basically
we'll maintain the NS records from part of a zone, and send them. So
in the case above, we'd have something like:
97 NS ns1.foo.com.
ARIN gets these records and merges them with the APNIC, LACNIC, and
of course the ARIN records and publishes this to the DNS.
> Or have I got completely the wrong end of the stick? :) (I'm just
> trying make sure I understand ready for the number of our users with
> such legacy space.)
The goal was for management of the ERX space to be as close to
management of non-ERX space as possible. I believe this to be the
case. The only difference you might perceive is a slightly longer (or
shorter!) delay between the time you register your IN-ADDR information
and the time it shows up in the DNS. Hopefully.