So -- what did happen to Panix?

Joe Provo nanog-post at
Sun Feb 5 23:11:28 UTC 2006

On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 02:15:45PM -0500, Nick Feamster wrote:
> This is a losing proposition.  The data in the IRR, CA, or any mechanism 
> that is updated out-of-band from the protocol itself will inherently be 
> out-of-sync.

Provisioning systems are out of synch with the protocol, but essential
for many(maont?) networks' connectivity. Many providers who do use the 
IRR have it as an adjunct/offshoot of their provisionign system.  

Of course, to some monolithic entities the suggestion that any alteration
(or $deity-forbid, a not-invented-here *improvement*) to their system 
is anathema.

[snip some interesting stuff]

> > If you are changing providers, which takes
> >awhile anyway, 
> That process seems to be getting quicker:

See 'whois -h rs-ed-ash' and similar objects; great 
support for "IRR as externally-relevant portion of a provisioning 



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