[DBWG] Order of DBM objects within whois.afrinic.net IRR DB
patrickh at tenet.ac.za
Tue Dec 17 15:06:46 UTC 2019
Unfortunately the response 3 months after the initial request only stated the below:
Hello Mr. Holahan,
I hope this email finds you well. Thank you for your valuable feedback and I am
sorry it went unanswered for so long.
I see you write remarks about certain fields (in this case members:) on the
following line when creating an object (in this case as-set:), and you expect
the WHOIS output to therefore respect the order of fields as they were
originally created for the remarks to be meaningful.
If we modify the default behaviour, it will affect all users of the WHOIS. We
could instead add a flag to make this happen, as you rightly suggested.
However, for this change of behaviour of the WHOIS service, I would ask you to
report the difficulties you are encountering along with your proposed solutions
to the Database Working Group for consensus on the way forward:
Patrick Holahan (TENET)Mobile: +27(79)523-5555 Fault Reporting: +27(21)763-7147 or support at tenet.ac.za
From: Nishal Goburdhan <nishal at controlfreak.co.za>
Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 at 16:53
To: Patrick Holahan <patrickh at tenet.ac.za>
Cc: <dbwg at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [DBWG] Order of DBM objects within whois.afrinic.net IRR DB
On 17 Dec 2019, at 16:45, Patrick Holahan wrote:
Hi DB WG folk,
I was advised to forward the below email through here along with an
explanation as to why I wish it to work this way.
I think the email is pretty self-explanatory, advising that the order
of the RIPE DB shows remarks in the order they were added to the
object, rather than moving them and grouping them together. This
allows you to understand what remark links with what part of the
this looks like a reasonable request.
in addition to “take it to dbwg”, were you given any other comments.
like why this could not be implemented? or what problems it would
create for the implementors?
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