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


Author: 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

Status: Open   Updated: 10 April 2018

Tracking Information

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.

ARIN Comment

10 April 2018

This suggestion is not on the 2018 Work Plan and will be considered as part of the Community Consultation on Open ACSPs in April 2018. This consultation will serve as one of the inputs to help determine which suggestions will be included ARIN’s 2019 Work Plan.