[arin-announce] Reminder: Community Consultation on Automated Templates Closes 30 January
info at arin.net
Tue Jan 27 11:00:08 EST 2009
This is a reminder of the ongoing community consultation, originally
announced as follows on 19 December.
In response to Suggestion 2008.5: Testbed for Checking ARIN Template
Syntax, ARIN would like additional community input regarding
expectations for format/delivery and test/validation of automated
ARIN is creating a new provisioning system for its customers as part of
the Secure Login initiative. In upcoming releases, many of the templates
that are currently submitted via e-mail will be available for online
submission. However, there are a few templates that are currently
delivered to ARIN via e-mail in an automated fashion. These forms do not
lend themselves easily to manual web-based template submission system.
As ARIN is updating our provisioning systems, we would like community
feedback on alternative methods and/or formats for delivery templates
that are automated by our customers. There are several options under
consideration: maintaining the current submission format for automated
forms; providing a secure, authenticated conduit for these same forms;
offering an XML format using a RESTFUL interface; or some other option,
like using EPP. For example LACNIC is in the development stages of
creating an EPP interface for their customers.
ARIN would also like input on what the community wants in terms of
testing and validation. Connection-oriented solutions such as RESTFUL
HTTP and EPP are more readily integrated into test frameworks and
validation suites than e-mail templates. ARIN would know your
expectations for both format/delivery and test/validation for automated
Please submit your feedback to the arin-consult at arin.net. You can
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Discussion on this list will close at 5:00 PM ET 30 January 2009. ARIN
may decide to conduct a poll on the topic during the following week
depending on the volume and diversity of the discussion. Participation
in the poll will be limited to arin-consult mail list subscribers who
are registered at the time the poll opens.
The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available
We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process
questions to info at arin.net.
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