Summary of the RA situation was Re: Routing registry was Re: Sprint BGP filters in 207.x.x.x?

Another area where the RA team has been

    > agressively making efforts to maintain current
    > information is the maintainer objects.

While I know this is true (I've seen it and applaud
efforts to have accurate POC information for everything),
I am amused by the maint record for AS 2885:

: ; NT-AS2885
mntner: MAINT-AS2885
descr: People authorized to make changes for AS2885
admin-c: Not Available from RADB
mnt-by: MAINT-AS2885
changed: 950201
source: RADB

since I believe that Jessica Yu now reads email at ANS...

    > recommendation of the RIPE routing working
    > group, the EOF and NANOG, the RA team populated
    > the incomplete maintainer objects from
    > information in the InterNIC.

Hm, what about the "complete" ones? There is a striking
comparison to be made here:

: ; whois 2885
   Information Sciences Institute
   4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
   Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695

   Autonomous System Name: NAP-FOUR
   Autonomous System Number: 2885

      Manning, William [RA Project Mgr] (WM110) bmanning@ISI.EDU
      (310) 822-1511

   Record last updated on 17-Aug-94.

between what the InterNIC folks have in their database and
what you have in yours.

Gee, who's got the RIGHT information???

(Automation wants to know...)


    > The RA team has announced a
    > tool which converts cisco configurations to
    > database format, and the team is willing to
    > work with any organization which wishes to make
    > large scale changes in stale data.

Well, this is good news, actually.