[DBWG] Fwd: [Community-Discuss] New Statistics Portal AIRRS Launched

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh at afrinic.net
Thu Apr 30 08:10:22 UTC 2020

Dear DBWG members,

We recently deployed AIRRS <https://airrs.afrinic.net> and there is a
widget that provides information on
the abuse contact information of an Internet number resource (INR). We
have currently disabled the widget
until we have a systematic way to retrieve abuse-contact information
from INRs at AFRINIC.

As you may know, the current Abuse-contact policy [1] does not require
a mandatory field for abuse-contact information.
As a consequence, the "mnt-irt" attribute is almost non-existent in
current autnum, inetnum and inet6num objects.
Abuse contact information can sometimes be found in the "remarks"
attribute in a non-standard fashion [2].

1. What is your interpretation of the current policy, should it be
mandatory or optional?
2. Do you think it is important to set is as mandatory going forward?

We would love to have your views on this.


[1] https://afrinic.net/policy/manual#Abuse-Contact
[2] https://afrinic.net/research/rir-anti-spam-mechanisms-usage

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Noah <noah at neo.co.tz>
Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] New Statistics Portal AIRRS Launched
To: Amreesh Phokeer <amreesh at afrinic.net>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>,
AFRINIC Communication <comms at afrinic.net>

Hi Amreesh,

Thanks for your email and I hope that you are keeping safe and thanks
for the clarification.

In this case, I believe the discussion around mandatory abuse-contact
information should be reignited so that the working group perhaps the
"dbwg" gets to a consensus so that this allows you to fix that missing

neo - network engineering and operations

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 4:25 PM Amreesh Phokeer <amreesh at afrinic.net> wrote:


> Dear Noah,


> Thank you for taking time to look around into AIRRS.


> Yes we are aware of "Abuse Contact Finder" widget not currently

> providing any information.

> The reason is that currently at AFRINIC, not all INRs contain an

> abuse-contact information. The current MNT-IRT object is optional in

> our WHOIS - as per [1].


> $ whois -hwhois.afrinic.net -t inetnum

> % This is the AfriNIC Whois server.


> inetnum: [mandatory] [single] [primary/lookup key]

> netname: [mandatory] [single] [lookup key]

> ...

> mnt-irt: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key] <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

> ....

> parent: [generated] [multiple] [ ]


> It is actually easy for us to disable this widget, but this could

> change in the future with [2].


> imho, it would be interesting to bring back [1] on the table (DBWG)

> and see if the MNT-IRT object could be set to mandatory on the INRs.


> Regards,

> Amreesh


> [1] https://afrinic.net/policy/manual#Abuse-Contact

> [2] https://afrinic.net/policy/proposals/2018-gen-001-d5#proposal


> On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 3:24 PM Noah <noah at neo.co.tz> wrote:

> >

> > Dear AFRINIC Team

> >

> > Kudos and good job...... there is room for improvement. The tool will come in handy for many.

> >

> > The anti-abuse section will need more improvement and still states [1] when one queries an AfriNIC INR.

> >

> > ./noah

> > neo - network engineering and operations

> >

> > [1] (This resource is outside of the RIPE NCC region)

> >

> >

> > On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 1:28 PM AFRINIC Communication <comms at afrinic.net> wrote:

> >>

> >>

> >> Dear colleagues,

> >>

> >> AFRINIC is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Internet Registry and Routing Statistics (AIRRS) portal (https://airrs.afrinic.net).

> >>

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