[DBWG] DBWG-2: proposal to auto-generate contents of the mandatory "changed" field in db objects.
nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Tue Aug 4 10:34:19 UTC 2020
On 2 Aug 2020, at 6:23, Ben Maddison wrote:
> Wow, it doesn't even check the date? Yuk!
there are some rudimentary checks in place; ben-from-the-future, could
not update this (with a future date)
(also, ben-from-WWII-era seemed to have some problems; but that’s
likely because computers were not so widely available then.. ;-))
> I am personally not much interested in spending cycles on fixing RPSL
> specs (and this wouldn't even be top of the list if I were).
yes; accurately populating the contents of the field, is key.
> Given that this field must contain "<rfc822 address> <yyyymmdd>",
> have any clever ideas how to auto-populate it in a non-useless way?
> Perhaps recursively looking up an address via the authenticating
> in one of the two ways:
> mntner > upd-to
> mntner > tech-c > e-mail
> Those both really only on the presence of mandatory attributes.
i started thinking about this because of IRR objects; iirc, from the
start, afrinic has *required* IRR objects to have a maintainer. of
course there is a long list of other objects that are also affected.
afrinic staff listening in, questions for you:
#1 - didn’t you add in auto-generated MNTers a while ago?
#2 - aren’t all new objects forced to have MNTers?
#3 - what, if any, objects don’t have MNTers nowadays?
#4 - how are other RIRs ensuring accuracy?
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