RIPE Whois Server version 3.3.0
We are pleased to announce the release of version 3.3.0 of the RIPE Whois server.
Major changes to the software include the following:
People upgrading from 3.2.0 need to read the file UPDATE-DB-3.3.0.
The source tree has heavily been modified; build system now makes full use of autoconf/automake.
We have added new options to the configure script. You can choose RPSL variants during configure by using --with-rpslvariant. You can turn RDNS off or on by using the --with-rdns option.
The LIMERICK object type has been upgraded to more the general POEM and POETIC-FORM object types. You can find a complete description of this change at:
We have added a Reverse DNS registry checking mechanism. Since this is a specialised requirement for the software, it is initially turned off by default.
We have included a Perl RPSL library in the distribution.
We have implemented abuse mailbox changes, by adding a few new query options and changes to the default output. You can see a full list of changes at:
We have changed the name of the server binary: whois_rip is now whois-server.
We have included the ORGANISATION object type.
We have included RPSL-NG facilities in the main branch of the software.
This conforms to the RFC at:
IRT and MNTNER object creation is now automatic.
dbupdate is now x-509 aware, along with the related KEY-CERT objects.
You can find more information on the implementation at:
You can download this release by anonymous FTP from the following URL:
You can also check out the release from CVS, which includes test cases, using the following CVS commands:
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@localhost:/cvsroot login
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@localhost:/cvsroot co -r \
If you have any questions, please contact ripe-dbm@localhost.