ARIN-PPML Message

ARIN Database and Template Transition

Hello Linda,

Thank you for your inquiry.

> Will the new templates and accompanying instructions be available in
> Spanish?

Yes, we have made arrangements to translate the template instructions
into Spanish.

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: dbwg-request at arin.net [mailto:dbwg-request at arin.net] On 
> Behalf Of Linda
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 1:45 PM
> To: ARIN DBWG; ARIN PPML
> Subject: Re: ARIN Database and Template Transition
> 
> 
> Will the new templates and accompanying instructions be available in
> Spanish?  Would it be possible to place a link to templates 
> on the library
> page?
> 
> Regards,
> Linda Werner
> 
> Richard Jimmerson wrote:
> 
> > Hello Dawn,
> >
> > > Is this going to be an agenda item at the next ARIN 
> meeting? If not,
> > > can it be put on the agenda?  I would really like to see some more
> > > discussion from the membership before this is implemented.
> >
> > ARIN has been working with its members and the general ARIN user
> > community for the past year to finalize plans for a new database
> > schema and templates.  ARIN's last two public policy meetings
> > (April and October 2001) featured discussions about the new
> > database schema and templates.  On both occasions, the location
> > of the templates on the ARIN FTP site was announced and comments
> > were solicited.
> >
> > The templates that are to be released in June are a result of
> > the feedback received following these two meetings.
> >
> > The next ARIN meeting will also feature the new templates, but in
> > their final form, as part of a tutorial.
> >
> > > Has anyone else said anything about this or is it just me?
> >
> > Other than your own, ARIN has only received messages indicating
> > an interest to participate in upcoming beta-testing of the new
> > database and templates in response to the February 12 announcement
> > to this list.
> >
> > The instructions of two of the new templates have been modified
> > based on your feedback.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> >
> > Richard Jimmerson
> > Director of Operations
> > American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On
> > > Behalf Of Dawn Martin
> > > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:54 AM
> > > To: richardj at arin.net
> > > Cc: ppml at arin.net; dbwg at arin.net
> > > Subject: RE: ARIN Database and Template Transition
> > >
> > >
> > > Richard,
> > >
> > > Is this going to be an agenda item at the next ARIN 
> meeting? If not,
> > > can it be
> > > put on the agenda?  I would really like to see some more 
> discussion
> > > from the membership
> > > before this is implemented. I believe that this might be 
> more of an
> > > education
> > > issue that needs to be addressed rather than changing the 
> process for
> > > updating WHOIS.
> > > Has anyone else said anything about this or is it just me?
> > >
> > > Dawn Martin
> > > dawn.martin at wcom.com
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: dbwg-request at arin.net 
> [mailto:dbwg-request at arin.net]On Behalf Of
> > > Richard Jimmerson
> > > Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:19 PM
> > > To: Dawn.Martin at wcom.com
> > > Cc: ppml at arin.net; dbwg at arin.net
> > > Subject: RE: ARIN Database and Template Transition
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello Dawn,
> > >
> > > Thank you for taking a close look at the templates and asking
> > > for clarification.  Please see the responses to your questions
> > > in-line, below.
> > >
> > > >1) Can the wording change for the lines 2 - 19 on the
> > > >Reassign-detailed to be downstream org....?
> > >
> > > In an effort to reduce the length of the labels, the word 
> "Downstream"
> > > was not included in each line of the template (lines 2 - 
> 19).  We can
> > > expand the comment section of the template to more clearly specify
> > > that lines 2 - 19 require information about the downstream
> > > organization.
> > >
> > > >2) So now we have 4 templates to deal with instead of 1, how does
> > > this
> > > >make my life easier?
> > >
> > > I believe you are referring to the following four templates:
> > >
> > >  # reallocate -- creates a registration record for a 
> downstream ISP
> > >    customer.
> > >
> > >  # reassign-detailed -- creates a registration record for 
> a downstream
> > >    end-user customer who will maintain their own 
> in-addr.arpa and POC
> > >    associations.
> > >
> > >  # reassign-simple -- creates a registration record for a 
> downstream
> > >    end-user customer who will not maintain their own 
> in-addr.arpa and
> > >    contact information.
> > >
> > >  # netmod -- may be used by a downstream customer who has 
> been given
> > >    the authority by their upstream to maintain their own 
> in-addr.arpa
> > >    and/or contact information.
> > >
> > > Separate templates were created for reallocations and 
> reassignments to
> > > prevent confusion between the two actions that currently 
> exists with
> > > the
> > >
> > > single SWIP template.
> > >
> > > reassign-detailed and reassign-simple allow the upstream 
> to provide
> > > only
> > >
> > > the data that is required, as some reassignments do not 
> require POC
> > > and/or in-addr.arpa information different from that of 
> the upstream.
> > >
> > > The new netmod template functions much like that of the 
> current netmod
> > > template, but will add the ability of a downstream 
> customer to modify
> > > their contact and in-addr.arpa information, if given prior
> > > authorization
> > >
> > > by their upstream.
> > >
> > > Some upstream providers will choose to use one or two of 
> the template
> > > choices on a regular basis, but will have an option to 
> use any or all
> > > of the templates if needed.
> > >
> > > >3) Will all assignments now only be on bit boundaries?
> > >
> > > Reassignments to the downstream that are not on the bit 
> boundary will
> > > be accepted.  Either CIDR notation or range will be accepted.
> > >
> > > >4) Except for customers who want their own contact POC 
> information
> > > >associated with their WHOIS registration is there any 
> reason to use
> > > the
> > > >detailed template?
> > >
> > > The reassign-detailed template would be used if there was 
> a need for
> > > the
> > >
> > > downstream to maintain their own contact or in-addr.arpa 
> information.
> > > If
> > > the downstream does not need to maintain any of this 
> information, the
> > > reassign-simple template may be used.
> > >
> > > >5) The templates for detailed assignment and
> > > ARIN-REALLOCATE-3.0-200201
> > >
> > > >are the exact same templates except for the template 
> heading. Can't
> > > there
> > > >just be one template with a question on is this an 
> assignment or an
> > > >allocation to a "ISP type" customer? This would get rid of one
> > > template.
> > >
> > > In gathering requirements for the new database and 
> templates it was
> > > made
> > >
> > > clear to ARIN that there was a need to eliminate the 
> confusion between
> > > making reassignments and reallocations by separating the 
> templates.
> > >
> > > >6) The netmod template is now part of the SWIP process for any
> > > customer
> > >
> > > >that has an org ID and we need to modify or remove the 
> registration.
> > > >And the other "LONG" forms are only for New templates 
> for customers
> > > that
> > > >need POC information associated with them. The short 
> form is only for
> > > >customers that do not have POC information associated with them.
> > > What
> > > >POC information will be seen on these "shorter" form?
> > >
> > > In the case of simple reassignments, the POCs will be whatever is
> > > associated with the upstream's network, either the 
> net-tech POC or the
> > > org-tech POC.
> > >
> > > Richard Jimmerson
> > > Director of Operations
> > > American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On
> > > > Behalf Of ginny listman
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:09 PM
> > > > To: ppml at arin.net; dbwg at arin.net
> > > > Subject: RE: ARIN Database and Template Transition
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >From <Dawn.Martin at wcom.com>
> > > >
> > > > I need some clarification on a couple of things:
> > > >
> > > > 1) Can the wording change for the lines 2 - 19 on the
> > > > Reassign-detailed to be downstream
> > > >    org....?
> > > >
> > > > 2) So now we have 4 templates to deal with instead of 
> 1, how does
> > > this
> > > > make my
> > > >    life easier?
> > > >
> > > > 3) Will all assignments now only be on bit boundaries?
> > > >
> > > > 4) Except for customers who want their own contact POC 
> information
> > > > associated
> > > >    with their WHOIS registration is there any reason to use the
> > > > detailed template?
> > > >
> > > > 5) The templates for detailed assignment and
> > > > ARIN-REALLOCATE-3.0-200201 are the
> > > >    exact same templates except for the template 
> heading. Can't there
> > > > just be one
> > > >    template with a question on is this an assignment or an
> > > allocation
> > > > to a "ISP type"
> > > >    customer? This would get rid of one template.
> > > >
> > > > 6) The netmod template is now part of the SWIP process for any
> > > > customer that has an
> > > >    org ID and we need to modify or remove the 
> registration.  And the
> > > > other "LONG" forms
> > > >    are only for New templates for customers that need POC
> > > information
> > > > associated with
> > > >    them. The short form is only for customers that do 
> not have POC
> > > > information associated
> > > >    with them.  What POC information will be seen on 
> these "shorter"
> > > > form?
> > > >
> > > > -Dawn Martin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > 
> #####################################################################
> > > > 1. Registration Action:
> > > >         ## Specify N for New, M for Modify or R for 
> Return/Remove.
> > > >         ## **REQUIRED**
> > > > 2. Network Name:
> > > >         ## List a network name to identify the 
> reassigned network,
> > > >         ## using no more than 50 characters. **REQUIRED**
> > > > 3. IP Address and Prefix or Range:
> > > >         ## Identify the network being assigned using either IP
> > > address
> > > >         ## and CIDR prefix, e.g. 10.1.0.0/19, or IP 
> address range,
> > > >         ## e.g. 10.1.0.0 - 10.1.31.255. **REQUIRED**
> > > > 4. Customer Name:
> > > > 5a. Customer Address:
> > > > 5b. Customer Address:
> > > >         ## Use as many Customer Address lines as needed 
> to specify
> > > >         ## street address, using no more than 200 total 
> characters.
> > > > 6. Customer City:
> > > > 7. Customer State/Province:
> > > > 8. Customer Postal Code:
> > > > 9. Customer Country Code:
> > > > 10. Public Comments:
> > > >         ## Comments listed here will appear in ARIN's WHOIS
> > > database.
> > > >
> > > > END OF TEMPLATE
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Dawn Martin
> > > > WorldCom IP Planning Analyst
> > > > dawn.martin at wcom.com
> > > > (703)886-4746
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-arin-announce at arin.net
> > > > [mailto:owner-arin-announce at arin.net]On Behalf Of 
> Richard Jimmerson
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 4:08 PM
> > > > To: arin-announce at arin.net; ppml at arin.net; dbwg at arin.net
> > > > Subject: ARIN Database and Template Transition
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ARIN will transition to a new database and templates in
> > > > June of 2002.
> > > >
> > > > Over the past year, ARIN has developed requirements for the
> > > > new database with input from members of the ARIN user community
> > > > at ARIN meetings and on the DB Working Group mailing list,
> > > > dbwg at arin.net.
> > > >
> > > > A training program describing the new database and templates is
> > > > currently under development.  This training program 
> will be offered
> > > > in person at the upcoming ARIN meeting in April, and on-line for
> > > > those who are unable to attend the meeting.  Training will focus
> > > > primarily on the new objects of the ARIN database and the newly
> > > > designed templates.  The newly designed templates are available
> > > > now at:
> > > >
> > >   ftp://ftp.arin.net/pub/new-templates/
> > >
> > > The templates incorporate the comments submitted via the 
> DB Working
> > > Group with the efforts of Registration Services and Engineering
> > > Departments.  ARIN is providing these templates well in advance of
> > > the conversion, and is encouraging those ISPs that have 
> auto-generated
> > > SWIPs to revise those scripts, and submit templates as beta tests.
> > >
> > > ARIN will solicit beta testers from the community for the 
> new database
> > > and templates.  Participation will be open to all 
> interested parties.
> > > More information about beta testing will soon become available.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Richard Jimmerson
> > > Director of Operations
> > > American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> > >
> > >
>