[arin-tech-discuss] Detailed Reassignment Permissions

Tim Garrison tgarrison at softlayer.com
Tue Sep 17 16:04:10 EDT 2013


I apologize if this has been addressed in a previous thread.

I am working on reconciling some information between a local database 
and what has been registered with the ARIN RESTful API. The problem I'm 
coming across though is in the case of detailed reassignments. Where the 
'net' has been reassigned to an 'org', I can do absolutely nothing other 
than 'delete' the reassignment; even simple 'get' requests are failing 
with an HTTP 401.

This would make sense if the restriction on these objects was global. 
However, I am able to access the objects just the same using the WHOIS 
search form at http://whois.arin.net.

It would make sense if further reassignments or allocations on these 
objects was restricted once they were reassigned, but it is my belief 
that if it's available via the public search tools, it should also be 
available in the API. I really don't want to have to modify my 
application to use both APIs in this case.

If there is no documented business rule for this restriction, could we 
please get it lifted?


Tim Garrison
Software Engineer III

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