[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation on Change to Whois Output for Certain /8 Records

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Apr 4 17:45:56 EDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> Could the problem be solved by placing the DA and DS records within
>> foreign /8's on a different ARIN whois server than the main one and
>> then having ARIN's main whois server provide only the referral record
>> to the server authoritative for the /8? The idea is that the foreign
>> server then provides a referral back to the secondary ARIN server
>> which, in turn, provides the client-specific information, all without
>> breaking the referral chain.
>> Besides, what if ARIN's record is "wrong"? What if ARIN has a local
>> record for, say, a /24 but according to the authoritative server for
>> that /8, ARIN doesn't control the /24? Wouldn't it be better if the
>> person making the query got the "correct" record?
> Perhaps I am confused… The DA/DS records I'm familiar with have
> to do with DNSSEC. Is there some different DA/DS relationship in
> whois, or, is this display of said DNS information in the output from
> whois?

Hi Owen,

>From the problem statement: "Direct Allocation (DA) or Direct
Assignment (DS) record"


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