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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:
    http://www.ripe.net/ripe/maillists/archives/db-wg/2005/msg00073.html

  • 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:
    http://www.ripe.net/ripe/maillists/archives/db-wg/2005/msg00057.html

  • 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:
    ftp://ftp.ripe.net/rfc/rfc4012.txt

  • 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:

http://www.ripe.net/ripe/maillists/archives/db-wg/2003/msg00144.html

You can download this release by anonymous FTP from the following URL:

ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/software/whoisserver-3.3.0.tar.gz

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 \
release_3_3_0 whoisserver

If you have any questions, please contact ripe-dbm@localhost.