Could people with experience with ARIN's IRR API contact me off-list?

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Mon May 2 17:49:00 UTC 2022

> On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 12:27 AM Dan Mahoney (Gushi) <danm at> wrote:
>       All,
>       Dayjob uses RADB mainly but would like for authority purposes to put some
>       things in ARIN.
>       I've had an ARIN help desk ticket in for a couple days, and would like to
>       move to letting our IPAM files be the source of truth and push everything
>       in via the API, but I'm finding a few things about the API just obtuse.
>       I could post that laundry list here, but I'd prefer to get confirmations
>       from people who've written tools against it what tools you found useful,
>       and if the broken things I'm seeing are actually as broken as I think they
>       are.

I've played around with it a little recently, primarily for bulk creation 
of auth IRR route objects.  One oddity I found, which I complained to ARIN 
about, was using the API, GET requests of publicly visible objects will 
fail if the user your API key belongs to doesn't have write access to the 

What issues are you having?

BTW, if you have the ability to put all your objects in auth sources, why 
would you continue paying to use RADB?  Some networks (at least Tata) 
have deprecated non-auth sources, causing us to migrate away from RADB.

  Jon Lewis, MCP :)           |  I route
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