[arin-tech-discuss] zero-padded IP addresses in "startAddress" and "endAddress" values

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 09:33:26 EDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Andy Newton <andy at arin.net> wrote:
> On Mar 30, 2012, at 4:06 AM, Seth Mattinen wrote:

> That long-winded explanation aside, we can certainly take steps to make programming against the >Reg-RWS interface easier if the community desires. New elements can be added that do not have the >zero-padded IP addresses. I do not recommend modifying the current elements as we may break code >that counts on the zero padding. And, as David stated, we should update our documentation. Would

I would suggest versioning the API;   for example if version X is used
the format is A, if version Y of the API is used then the format is B;
and adding an optional attribute to the element to indicate the format
of its contents.

>adding new elements containing IP addresses that are not zero-padded be helpful?


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