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


Author: Owen DeLong   
Submitted On: 03 December 2015


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

Status: Open   Updated: 10 April 2018

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.

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.