Hi Randy, On 09/08/2006, at 5:46 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
and other than the 'immediate' for which i am not sure i see the absolute need, why is encrypted and signed email satisfactory?
I assume you mean "isn't satisfactory" ;-) An interactive session, either via atomic REST update or web gui, provides the registrant with a completed transaction conversation in a single session. It provides both the member and the secretariat confirmation that each party received acknowledgement of any modification to data. This is something that I don't believe can be done using email as we know it. There are also cost considerations here, setting aside what might be technically achievable. APNIC has a successful secured interface in MyAPNIC and it seems to be wasteful of member funds to create a second disparate system to match the same features of MyAPNIC via email, instead of simply extending MyAPNIC to provide member usable and modifiable command line tools that talk XML/REST/HTTPS. Cheers, Terry -- Terry Manderson email: terry at apnic dot net Snr Systems & Network Architect, APNIC sip: info at voip dot apnic dot net http://www.apnic.net phone: +61 7 3858 3100