My mntner password does not work. Why not ?

You can easily check whether your MD5-PW password is correct. Simply submit query for your mntner (using the -B flag, e.g. query for "-B EXAMPLE-MNT"), copy the line containing the encrypted password (after "MD5-PW:"), then visit the following page and follow the instructions:

https://www.ripe.net/cgi-bin/check_crypt.cgi

Other reasons your password might not work are usually due to these common mistakes:

  • supplying the password in encrypted form instead of clear text;
  • forgetting to specify "password: " before the password string;
  • sending the password in the subject line.