Disappointing ARIN - A great advertisement for the USA ?

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Mon Sep 12 12:33:11 CDT 2011


On 12/09/2011 17:17, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> You are confusing RPSL (RFC2650) with WHOIS (RFC812,RFC954,RFC3912).

and you are confusing RPSL with RIPE-181 syntax.  RIPE-181 and its
grandchildren is a specification for whois information.  RPSL is a routing
policy language which uses ripe-181 format.  The two are not the same.

> Now, I agree on the part that ARIN should be doing RPSL, or even more,
> just start using the RIPE whois server for serving their data.

Now wait one moment until I bog you down with 20 years worth of legacy
paranoia, "Not Invented Here" and useless history about why this shouldn't
ever have happened...

Nick



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