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Re: RPSL announcement text

  • From: David Kessens
  • Date: Wed Dec 08 19:25:55 1999


On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 08:28:46PM +0000, Simon Lockhart wrote:
> More to the point, if there's such a Y2k problem with this 
> software/protocol/format, then why aren't RIPE (the original authors) 
> running around changing to RPSL?

Because they already fixed RIPE-181 and made the rather trivial change
from a 6 digit date field to a 8 digit date field some time back. This
is not to say that it doesn't make sense for them to switch to RPSL,
but Y2K issues are not the thing that requires them to do so.

David K.