[arin-tech-discuss] rwhois - %error 340 Invalid Authority Area

Ian Duncan iduncan at airband.com
Wed Aug 15 16:48:48 EDT 2012

Hi - I'm working on our RWHOIS server, and I'm running into an unexpected problem with it not recognizing one of the resources.

I populate all the files, and then reindex with the following command:
$ ./bin/rwhois_indexer -v -A -C network -s txt

No errors are reported in the re-indexing process .. but when I try to test the server I get " %error 340 Invalid Authority Area":

Connected to localhost
Escape character is '^]'.
%rwhois V-1.5:003eff:00 rwhois.airband.net (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-
%error 340 Invalid Authority Area
%error 340 Invalid Authority Area

Its strange because I'm having this problem with about half of our blocks.  We create the files/folders programmatically - and I'm having a tough time determining what might be different/wrong.

I've removed all blocks except for two to try to help narrow this down. One that works, and one that doesn't.
- - works
- - doesn't

If anyone has any experience with this problem or help or hints - any suggestions or assistance is welcome :)  Thanks - 

- Ian

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