SWIP update intervals (was: Re: Getting an AS and /18)

Joseph T. Klein jtk at titania.net
Tue Jul 3 18:23:30 UTC 2001

Speaking of ....

What IS going on with rwhois? I heard some talk at the SF ARIN meeting
about enhancing the rwhois code and making it more workable for ISPs.
IMHO - SWIP is a generally  inferior system ... at least to the potential
of using rwhois. The real leverage comes if it can be integrated into
larger distributed database systems.

Maintaining delegation information is a pain. Having valid delegation
of IP address space helps in tracking the guys with black hats.

Perhaps it would be worthwhile to develop a mechanism to limit views
of contact information to valid ASN POCs via some form of keyed access
... since those who work in the AS/BGP space need to know who to contact
as the source of packet, as apposed to marketing organizations.

Are the registries going to actively work to extend and enhance
Joseph T. Klein                                         +1 414 915 7489
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