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ANNOUNCEMENT: "auth:" Attribute is Now Searchable

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This is a short announcement to inform you that the "auth:" attribute of mntner and irt objects are now inverse keys, allowing users to search for objects with a specific "auth:" attribute. The schemata of mntner and irt objects are as follows:

mntner:        [mandatory]  [single]     [primary/look-up key]
descr: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
org: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
admin-c: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
tech-c: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
upd-to: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
mnt-nfy: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
auth: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
remarks: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
notify: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
mnt-by: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
referral-by: [mandatory] [single] [inverse key]
changed: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
source: [mandatory] [single] [ ]

irt: [mandatory] [single] [primary/look-up key]
address: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
phone: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
fax-no: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
e-mail: [mandatory] [multiple] [lookup key]
signature: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
encryption: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
org: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
admin-c: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
tech-c: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
auth: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
remarks: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
irt-nfy: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
notify: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
mnt-by: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
changed: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
source: [mandatory] [single] [ ]

An example query to find objects with the "auth: PGPKEY-00D69859", would be:

$ whois -r -iauth PGPKEY-00D69859
% This is the RIPE Whois server.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/copyright.html

mntner: ENGIN-MNT
descr: Engin's mntner
admin-c: EG792-RIPE
upd-to: engin@localhost
mnt-nfy: engin@localhost
auth: PGPKEY-00D69859
mnt-by: ENGIN-MNT
referral-by: RIPE-DBM-MNT
changed: engin@localhost 20000313
changed: engin@localhost 20020531
source: RIPE

Please note that inverse queries are only possible for PGPKEY and X509 authentication methods. The DES (CRYPT-PW) and MD5 (MD5-PW) encrypted passwords are not inverse searchable due to security concerns.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact mailto:ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net