On 18/01/2012 10:44, Kaveh Ranjbar wrote:
> Thank you for the patch. Just wanted to clarify the issue over the '-M'
> query flag. The RIPE NCC would never make a change in functionality like
> this without getting community approval and proper communication. The
> syntax of '-M' has not changed at all. As we investigated further, the
> asused misbehavior is caused by the whois server acting weird with the
> '-k' flag. We are working to fix that as soon as possible and will have
> a fix in production very shortly.
ok, strange: "-M <range>" didn't work when I was testing, but "-M
<prefix>/<netmask>" did. And as I mentioned previously, even if the
semantics had changed, the hacky workaround I posted isn't a fix, and will
break horribly in lots of situations (e.g. non-cidr aligned allocations,
incorrectly specified allocations in asused.conf, etc).
Anyway, good to hear that there are plans to fix this properly.