The RIPE Database server speaks the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) (see RFC 2622) which improves the publishing of routing information.
The migration from the old RIPE Database (RIPE-181) to the RPSL version of the RIPE Database has been completed in 2001.
What is RPSL?
RPSL was designed for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to publish their routing policies. Since the introduction of RPSL, many ISPs publish their policies in public Internet Routing Registries, such as the RIPE Routing Registry. Routing policies in RPSL are used by ISPs to automatically configure the filters on their routers. Because of this, it is very important to keep published routing policies up-to-date.
So how about RPSLng?
RPSLng makes it possible to document routing policies for the IPv6 and multicast addresses in the the RPSL language.
- See also: RPSLng information
Routing Registry Training Courses
RIPE NCC members (LIRs) can attend a one-day hands-on Routing Registry course to learn more about RPSL and the Routing Registry. Course information and registration is available in o