ACSP Suggestion 2014.11: Changes to Template & Process for NETMODs


Author: Heather Schiller   
Submitted On: 10 June 2014


The netmod template reverts to manual processing by hostmaster when the prefix length matches the allocation. For example, ARIN allocates a /18 and you have swip’d out the entire /18. It seems the automation doesn’t understand which record to remove (the parent or the subdelegation)

Suggestion: Change the netmod template and process to accept submissions to Modify or Remove by Net Handle. When you swip the prefix it has a unique nethandle, separate from the parent allocation. This should be sufficient to tell which record should be modified. If you don’t want to allow modification or removal of the direct allocation with a Netmod, and if all direct allocation NetHandles end in -01, it should be easy enough to exclude those.

This would cut down the number of templates that have to be manually processed.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 04 August 2016

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

24 June 2014

We agree the process related to your suggestion can be improved. We plan to make the improvements you suggest in parallel with other SWIP related enhancements. We currently have this work prioritized under the title “SWIP Easy” on our planned functionality page.

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

ARIN Comment

04 August 2016

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2014.11 on confirmed receipt, requesting that we make improvements to netmod template and how they are processed. We incorporated the improvements you requested with many other SWIP-related upgrades through ARIN Online. One now has the ability to make SWIP-like changes (add/deletes of network reassignments, AS changes, POC changes, Org changes, etc) within ARIN Online without templates. We believe that we have satisfied your suggestion, and it is being closed as completed. Please contact if you have any questions.