[ppml] Last Call for Comment: Policy Proposal 2003-5

william at elan.net william at elan.net
Fri Apr 18 14:03:54 EDT 2003

How about this version for proposal:

"Minimum requirements for operating reassignment whois server for those 
ISPs that do not use SWIP to provide public access to their reassigments 
are as follows:

Reassignment server must allow public access to reassignment information 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week and must return results that are up-to-date 
for the ip address queried.

Reassignment server may follow privace considerations for public access to 
whois as described in other ARIN policies but must provide exact detail on 
assignments and allocations to ARIN staff.

The ISP may restrict the number of queries allowed per time interval from 
a host or subnet to defend against DDOS attacks, remote mirroring attempts,
and other nefarious acts and may temporarily disable service for short 
maintanance period not to exceed 12 hours per month.

Reassignment server must respond to query with minimum set of attributes 
per object as defined by ARIN staff. The server may include optional
attributes that are defined by the operator and may return results
for other (non-ip) queries."

On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, Barbara Roseman wrote:

> I agree with Dana's added language about maintenance windows, and with what 
> some others have proposed to make the language less specific to RWhois and 
> more generically to locally maintained dbs used in place of WHOIS. We 
> should have all caught this after Leslie's presentation on CRISP and IRIS. 
> These may still be some way off, but some version of them will arrive.
> Einar raises a good point that the requirements for privacy should match 
> those of WHOIS, not create an entirely new set of standards. This also fits 
> with the idea that this proposal should cover a more generic set of dbs 
> than simply RWhois.
> -Barb
> At 09:39 AM 4/18/2003 -0400, Dana Argiro wrote:
> > > 2003-5: RWhois Server Use Requirements
> > >
> > >   The proposed minimal RWhois requirements are:
> > >
> > >   The RWhois server must be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
> > >   to both the general public and ARIN staff.
> >
> >I would like to see an amendment added allowing maintenance windows to
> >account for events that may cause the server to be temporarily offline.
> >
> >Dana

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list