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ACSP Suggestion 2015.18: Sort Order For Utilization reports from RESTful Whois


Owen DeLong
Submitted On:
03 December 2015

Description: Utilization reports from RESTful whois should be sorted in IP Numeric order, not ASCII order


Note that the order displayed is 100, 104, 107, 108, 12, 13, 173, ...

Value to Community: It is very hard to follow the current sort order because 224 comes after 1, 10, and 139, but comes before 3, 35, etc.

The desired behavior is akin to the UNIX sort utility invoked as sort (current behavior) vs. sort -n (desired behavior).

Timeframe: Not specified

16 December 2015

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

16 December 2015

We agree the sort order on returned IP addresses on a Whois-RWS query can be improved. We plan on adding it to the list of outstanding projects awaiting prioritization found at:

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.

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