Summary of the RA situation was Re: Routing registry was Re: Sprint BGP filters in 207.x.x.x?
epg at merit.edu
Mon Dec 18 16:47:23 UTC 1995
Thanks for pointing out that the information stored at the InterNIC or any of
the other address allocation registries, may be inconsistent with the
point of contact information in the routing registries. Folks who apply
for addresses often delegate the job of maintaining routing information
to others. The information in the InterNIC is a starting point for
identifying contacts when information is missing.
>Sean Doran writes:
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> >>>>> "Elise" == Elise Gerich <epg at merit.edu> writes:
> Elise> Another area where the RA team has been
> Elise> agressively making efforts to maintain current
> Elise> information is the maintainer objects.
> While I know this is true (I've seen it and applaud
> efforts to have accurate POC information for everything),
> I am amused by the maint record for AS 2885:
> : chops.icp.net-MHRC ; NT-AS2885
> mntner: MAINT-AS2885
> descr: People authorized to make changes for AS2885
> admin-c: Not Available from RADB
> upd-to: AS2885 at ra.net
> auth: MAIL-FROM epg at merit.edu
> auth: MAIL-FROM jyy at merit.edu
> mnt-by: MAINT-AS2885
> changed: DB-admin at ra.net 950201
> source: RADB
> since I believe that Jessica Yu now reads email at ANS...
> Elise> recommendation of the RIPE routing working
> Elise> group, the EOF and NANOG, the RA team populated
> Elise> the incomplete maintainer objects from
> Elise> information in the InterNIC.
> Hm, what about the "complete" ones? There is a striking
> comparison to be made here:
> : chops.icp.net-MHRC ; whois 2885
> RA-NAP (ASN-NAP-FOUR)
> Information Sciences Institute
> 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
> Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695
> Autonomous System Name: NAP-FOUR
> Autonomous System Number: 2885
> Manning, William [RA Project Mgr] (WM110) bmanning at ISI.EDU
> (310) 822-1511
> Record last updated on 17-Aug-94.
> between what the InterNIC folks have in their database and
> what you have in yours.
> Gee, who's got the RIGHT information???
> (Automation wants to know...)
> Elise> The RA team has announced a
> Elise> tool which converts cisco configurations to
> Elise> database format, and the team is willing to
> Elise> work with any organization which wishes to make
> Elise> large scale changes in stale data.
> Well, this is good news, actually.
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