irrtoolset 5.0.0 release candidate

Mr. James W. Laferriere babydr at baby-dragons.com
Thu Jan 28 21:10:39 UTC 2010


 	Hello Nick ,

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 27/01/2010 20:13, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
>>     Tho ,  'man src/rpslcheck/rpslcheck.1'
>>
>>     ...snip...
>>
>>     SYNOPSIS
>>        rpslcheck [flags] [<as-no>]
>>
>>     ...snip...
>>
>>     I am at least 'assuming' that [...] means these are optional ,
>> Correct ?
>
> correct, but it should really be:
>
> --
>     SYNOPSIS
>        rpslcheck [flags]
> --
 	Now that would just make sense .
 	And matches the workings I have been able to determine .
 	But I wasn't looking this to be a documentation error ;-) .

>>     If so then why ...
>>
>> /irrtoolset-5.0.0/trunk$ src/rpslcheck/rpslcheck AS19274
>> unrecognized argument "AS19274"
>>
>> /irrtoolset-5.0.0/trunk$ src/rpslcheck/rpslcheck 19274
>> unrecognized argument "19274"
>>
>>     So I guess I am confused again .  What may I be missing here .
>
> rpslcheck parses RPSL.  When you specify "-as-no AS12345", it retrieves the
> aut-num object from an IRRDB and parses the RPSL in that.  It does this
> because RPSL is often found in aut-num objects.  Alternatively if you don't
> specify "-as-no AS<asn>", then it assumes that you're going to pass RPSL on
> stdin.  If you just specify the ASN, it gives an error because you're not
> telling it what to do.
>
> Hmmm, the documentation is rather broken.  I'll fix it.
>
> Nick
 	Thank you .

 		Twyl ,  JimL
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