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ACSP Suggestion 2012.20: Remove result limit for Whois-RWS child network queries


Dani Roisman
Submitted On:
24 October 2012

Allow for more than 256 results for a RESTful query of network children (e.g. whois SWIPs for a parent netblock).

An example of this issue can be seen at - I would recommend to keep the existing behavior of limiting /children requests to only 256 entries (with a warning that the output has been truncated) so as not to overload any systems which aren't expecting a large volume of output. Provide a flag to allow a query which is not truncated (e.g. /children/full) for when the full output is desired.

Timeframe: Immediate

28 November 2012

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ARIN Comment

28 November 2012

Thank you for your suggestion, which was numbered 2012.20 upon receipt. This suggestion is reasonable and we plan on adding it to the list of outstanding projects awaiting prioritization found at:

Please note that we will be consulting the ARIN community to help access prioritization of improvements of existing systems, as well as additional services that the community desires. This will be fed back into ARIN's planning process for scheduling development resources to complete the suggestion.

ARIN will keep this suggestion open until it is completed.