[DBWG] DBWG-2: proposal to auto-generate contents of the mandatory "changed" field in db objects.

Michel ODOU michel.odou at afrinic.net
Wed Aug 5 09:08:25 UTC 2020

Hi Ben,

On 04/08/2020 23:38, Ben Maddison wrote:


> Couple of questions, so help me formulate how we might do that:


> - Are there currently any objects of types other than role or person

> that have no mnt-by:?

We have 1,106 domain objects that do not have a mnt-by attribute.

> - Are there any person objects with my.afrinic access that have no

> mnt-by?

Yes, we have 4 person objects without any mnt-by attribute that have
access to MyAfrinic. 3 of them are related to existing and active
organisations with various roles (general, admin, tech, billing and abuse).

A small note: when we released the WHOIS 2.3 in September 2017 (and not
beginning of 2017, which was wrong), we used a script that created a
maintainer for all the existing person and role objects that had no mnt-by.

This means that following that migration procedure, all the person and
role objects in our WHOIS database had a maintainer.

Today, we have a total of 9 person objects in the WHOIS database without
a mnt-by attribute. After a quick look at the logs, I can confirm that
all these objects had a mnt-by attribute at some point in the past
(either a "normal" maintainer or an automatically generated one). These
objects are not protected because their owners removed the mnt-by on


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