maldwyn morris maldwynm at hotmail.com
Wed May 16 13:15:16 CEST 2001
Guy wrote: >Having looked at Maldwyn's excellent diagram, I now >"get it". I think your value of "excellent" may need updating... I used Somewindowssharewaretool + MSPaint + PaintShop but now I've found dia, I wish I'd used that: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/index.html >Yes: I think it looks right. That I can deal with. Cool. >I especially like the idea of abstracting over the >prexisting customer DB, but feel that in far too >many cases, leaving it to the LIR to impliment that >will be far too hard. Agreed - I think we should provide a default, simple one. >What I have discovered is that it was easier for >Level 3 to clean up the RIPE registry and import >that with scripts than to try and convert the old >QIP Oracle databse. Interesting. >(I am still finishing off the scripts; there are >several issues. When finished, I shall report back >experiences to this list). > >Therefore, I think that including a set of scripts >with version 1.0, that, _if necessary_ can create a >ready to go database in one of the free RDBMS's out >of the RIPE Whois database is a good idea. OK. >That way, WRT migrating the old data; those who can, >will and thosew who would have dificulty can fall >back on this system, which is still easier that >doing all the work themselves. Sounds like A Good Idea. Thanks for your valuable insight. I think the Top-down "We don't know much about it, but we think it should look like this" and the Bottom-up "We've actually done this, you know" are getting close to meeting in the middle... Cheers, Maldwyn _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.