Squeezing IPs out of ARIN

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Apr 26 09:37:49 CDT 2012


Actually, most of the ISPs I know that use RWHOIS instead of SWIP do so tying
the RWHOIS server into their IP management database through an automated
process (if not just live queries).

However, you are right that most ISPs use SWIP.

Owen

On Apr 26, 2012, at 7:02 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> It is an extremely rare ISP that has an rwhois server, and then
> ensures that it remains available, up and answering queries.
> 
> And even rarer when the ISP ensures that its rwhois records are up to
> date and not hopelessly stale.
> 
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Joe Maimon <jmaimon at ttec.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>> RWHOIS is a perfectly valid alternative to SWIP.
>>> 
>>> Owen
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I actually got RWHOIS working a while back. But then faced with the prospect
>> of loading it up, I decided that ARIN templates were actually easier to use.
>> 
>> And with their restful interface, even more so.
>> 
>> Unless it is all prerolled for your and bundled with your ip management
>> software that you are already using, dont bother.
>> 
>> Joe
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at gmail.com)




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