[consult] Call for Consultation: ARIN WHOIS Directory Services
dlw+arin at tellme.com
Thu Jul 26 12:09:01 EDT 2007
I wanted to followup on Heather's suggestions, because I think she's
managed a very thorough listing of the ideas floating around the
On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 09:09:25PM +0000, Heather Schiller wrote:
> I support the existing suggestions of:
> -support for CIDR queries
> -Following rwhois referrals
> -Most of Mike Loevner's post - except that searching for 22.214.171.124/9
> should return the /8 (not nothing at all, because IMO, that would be
These three are absolutely must-haves, and I agree with Heather's final point.
> -method to login online and manage your swip records and other arin
> records (would be even better if the login method was with an RSA token
> or the like)
I suspect this would be really useful for PA holders. As a PI member, I don't
have nearly as much use for this, but I can see the utility of it.
> And would like to add the following suggestions:
> -Whowas info - be able to search historical whois info enter a prefix and
> specify a date range or starting date with a default through the present.
> This would help in researching claims of hijacked blocks.
An interesting idea, although I suspect this would take a lot more time
to implement. Let's make this a secondary priority, although an
> -Clearly Mark Early Registration records with ERX as RIPE does - and
> remove the ERX marking when a resource is brought uptodate/under RSA
Yes, please. This one seems pretty easy, frankly.
> -Mark 'invalid contact information' on whois records when it has been
> reported and confirmed by ARIN staff as such
This would be useful...any ideas on how many records would be impacted?
> -Be able to enter a POC handle and get a listing of the resources where
> that POC handle is a contact.
I'm always surprised when this doesn't work - please make this another top
> -Add the ability to prepend searches with * for wildcard
> to be able to do wildcard searches on the beginning instead of just the
I would extend this to simply support some sort of regexp expansion.
I think there's also a vital need for a web page or two that explains
all of these features in the (at present hypothetical) new whois
server. A usage guide would be a bare minimum requirement.
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