RPSL announcement text

Patrick Evans pre at pre.org
Wed Dec 8 09:56:42 UTC 1999

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Alex P. Rudnev wrote:

> Hmm, who was this clueless manager who decided to do such things
> in the 1-th of January. I guess the programmers over the world
> will be very busy during january looking for the hidden Y2K bugs
> and fixing it, and why RADB decided to add some more troubles just
> in this days? Why don't wait until, at least, February? What
> terrible happen if this changes will be delayed a little?
Maybe that manager didn't believe that there were actually going to be
any problems come Y2K, and wanted to make sure he was getting his
money's worth from his engineers :)

> > A reminder for users of the RADB database service: at 12:00:00 a.m. EDT on
> > January 1, 2000, the transition to the Routing Policy Specification
> > Language (RPSL) database will be complete.  After January 1, RIPE-181
> > object submissions will no longer be accepted. 
> > 
> > RIPE-181 queries will be possible until January 1 via whois queries to

This doesn't actually make much sense...it says that the -submission-
system will be changing, but then that -queries- will be possible
until that date.

Is it one, the other, or both?

Patrick Evans - Sysadmin, bran addict and couch potato
pre at pre dot org                     www.pre.org/pre

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