[arin-ppml] Proposed Editorial Update to NRPM (Formerly ARIN-prop-251: Correct References to Rwhois)
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Tue Mar 20 15:13:53 EDT 2018
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) has classified "ARIN-prop-251: Correct
References to Rwhois" as an editorial change to the Number Resource
Policy Manual (NRPM).
The text of the editorial change is below for consideration.
The process for editorial updates to the NRPM is found in Part One,
Section 3.1, paragraph 3 of the PDP:
"Changes to policy that are purely editorial and non-substantial in
nature are outside the scope of the full Policy Development Process and
may only be made with 30 days public notice followed by the concurrence
of both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board of Trustees that the
changes are non-substantial in nature."
Your feedback on this editorial update is encouraged. The review period
will close on 19 April 2018.
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Editorial Change: Correct References to Rwhois (Formerly ARIN-prop-251)
This is intended as a trivial editorial change which does not change
intent nor meaning of policy. In section 3.2 we specify the requirements
for generic distributed information services, yet that definition is
referenced only twice. Elsewhere in the NRPM a specific implementation
(rwhois) is named. Given that even the recent ACSP Consultation 2017.4
specifically mentioned other protocols, this inconsistency should be
Change the title of 3.2 from "Distributed Information Server Use
Requirements" to "Distributed Information Service Use Requirements".
Change the references in the following sections from "rwhois" to "a
distributed service which meets the standards set forth in section 3.2":
- 22.214.171.124.1 (1 reference)
- 126.96.36.199.3.1 (3 references)
Replace "WHOIS directory record" with "WHOIS or Distributed Information
In any cases where this would result in awkward grammar (such as
188.8.131.52.3.1 where the literal replacement would create the phrase
"...use of an a distributed...", the grammar should be corrected (e.g.
"...use of a distributed...").
Timetable for Implementation: Immediate
Anything Else: Minor editorial change to eliminate a legacy
inconsistency. A phrasing tweak might be needed for one use.
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