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Re: So -- what did happen to Panix?
From: Joe Provo <nanog-post () rsuc gweep net>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 18:11:28 -0500


On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 02:15:45PM -0500, Nick Feamster wrote:
[snip]
This is a losing proposition.  The data in the IRR, CA, or any mechanism 
that is updated out-of-band from the protocol itself will inherently be 
out-of-sync.

Provisioning systems are out of synch with the protocol, but essential
for many(maont?) networks' connectivity. Many providers who do use the 
IRR have it as an adjunct/offshoot of their provisionign system.  

Of course, to some monolithic entities the suggestion that any alteration
(or $deity-forbid, a not-invented-here *improvement*) to their system 
is anathema.

[snip some interesting stuff]

If you are changing providers, which takes
awhile anyway, 

That process seems to be getting quicker:
http://www.equinix.com/prod_serv/network/ed.htm

See 'whois -h whois.radb.net rs-ed-ash' and similar objects; great 
support for "IRR as externally-relevant portion of a provisioning 
system".

Cheers,

Joe

-- 
             RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE


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