[arin-discuss] Bringing back IP resource Request Templates

John Brown john at citylinkfiber.com
Mon Apr 2 15:35:31 EDT 2012

One also has to look at the development costs for members to change their back-office tools to accommodate a new, and changing, interface.
So, yes, ARIN has a development cost.  That is a single entity.  500 members have development costs.  Seems like the needs of the many out weight the needs of the one..... :)

The rest of the internet industry isn't a simple system. ARIN, IMHO, has a pretty tight set of objects it has to MAC (move add change).
So really how much data needs to be associated with a CIDR block, an ASN, etc ???

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Conrad [mailto:david at cloudflare.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 1:30 PM
> To: John Brown
> Cc: Michael H Lambert; arin-discuss List
> Subject: Re: [arin-discuss] Bringing back IP resource Request Templates
> On Apr 2, 2012, at 3:20 PM, John Brown wrote:
> > Are there really fields on the web based that can't be implemented via the
> email system ??
> You wish to constrain a web-based management system to what can be
> accommodated via email?
> Again: Maintaining backwards compatibility can be expensive and quite
> constraining.  It may be that the advantages of maintaining compatibility with
> email outweigh the disadvantages, but this would seem to be contrary to the
> way the rest of the Internet industry is going.
> Regards,
> -drc

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