Disappointing ARIN - A great advertisement for the USA ?

Michael Sinatra michael at rancid.berkeley.edu
Sat Sep 17 16:45:18 UTC 2011

On 09/16/11 08:35, John Curran wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2011, at 10:17 AM, Leigh Porter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy at psg.com]
>>> Sent: 16 September 2011 16:05
>>> To: John Curran
>>> Cc: NANOG list
>>> Subject: Re: Disappointing ARIN - A great advertisement for the USA ?
>>>> If you have a particular suggestion for changing whois, please
>>>> feel free to submit it.
>>> simple.  don't.
>>> if you want to do something new, don't call it whois.
>>> randy
>> Or call it whois and offer the service somewhere else.. Just not in a way that breaks everything.
> One approach would be the use of an option flag on the query to obtain
> the new hierarchical output  No flag = no output change.  Would that
> suffice?

I think this would be a good way to proceed.  John, has this been 
suggested as part of ASCP and does it need to be?  If so, I can do it.

We would also need to understand if there would be any disruption to 
users of whois caused by changing the default output back to the 
traditional output.

Thanks to Randy and John for turning this into a reasonable discussion.


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