[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2015.18 - Sort Order For Utilization reports from RESTful Whois

ARIN info at arin.net
Thu Dec 17 08:48:21 EST 2015

ARIN has provided its initial response Suggestion 2015.18:

Suggestion Text:

Utilization reports from RESTful whois should be sorted in IP Numeric 
order, not ASCII order
e.g. https://whois.arin.net/rest/org/ARIN/pft?s=ARIN

Note that the order displayed is 100, 104, 107, 108, 12, 13, 173, ...

Value to Community: It is very hard to follow the current sort order 
because 224 comes after 1, 10, and 139, but comes before 3, 35, etc.

The desired behavior is akin to the UNIX sort utility invoked as sort 
(current behavior) vs. sort -n (desired behavior).

ARIN Response:

We agree the sort order on returned IP addresses on a Whois-RWS query 
can be improved. We plan on adding it to the list of outstanding 
projects awaiting prioritization found at: 

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion 
Process. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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