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[ARIN-consult] Call for Community Consultation -- Retiring ARIN E-mail Templates

Scott Leibrand wrote:
> We primarily use the e-mail templates as an API to interface with our IP
> management system.  It's important that such automated functionality
> remain available, rather than requiring transactions to go through a
> website designed for humans.
> 
> Once all of the templates' functionality is available via an API and
> website interfaces, it may be reasonable to deprecate and eventually
> retire the e-mail templates.  However, such a change needs to be
> communicated well in advance, to give everyone time to update their own
> systems to interact with the new API, and do appropriate testing, etc.
> 

(Just subscribed, forgive me if my points were already discussed.)

I agree, but I'd like to add that the audience that uses the email
templates is likely one that does not need shiny-clicky buttons on a
website to do their job. In fact, I find it can impede my work vs. a
system such as templates by email.

Even with a web API, the email templates are a far easier, cleaner way
to automate what we do with ARIN. (Plus we can PGP sign submissions.) If
it were up to me, I'd keep the email templates forever.

-- 
Seth Mattinen		sethm at rollernet.us
Roller Network LLC