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RIPE Database Template For Persons

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What is the RIPE Database ?

RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeens) coordinates TCP/IP networking for the
research community in Europe. It operates under the auspices of RARE
(Reseaux Associees pour la Recherche Europeene).

One of the activities of RIPE is to maintain a database of European IP
networks, DNS domains and their contact persons. This database content
is public information. This supports NICs/NOCs all over Europe to
perform their respective tasks.

Each person is represented by a single database object.
Objects are described by attributes one per line separated by empty
lines. The information stored about persons "Rob Blokzijl" and
"Piet Beertema" looks like this:

person: Rob Blokzijl
address: NIKHEF section H
address: Science Park Watergraafsmeer (WCW)
address: Kruislaan 409
address: NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
address: The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 592 0413
fax-no: +31 20 592 5155
e-mail: k13@nikhef.nl
changed: dfk@cwi.nl 900802
source: RIPE

person: Piet Beertema
address: CWI
address: Science Park Watergraafsmeer (WCW)
address: Kruislaan 413
address: NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
address: Netherlands
phone: +31 20 5924112
fax-no: +31 20 5924199
e-mail: piet@cwi.nl
nic-hdl: PB13
changed: dfk@cwi.nl 900802
source: RIPE


How to access the Database ?

The database is public. It can be accessed via a whois server
on host whois.ripe.net (tcp port 43). The whole database is also
available via anonymous ftp from ftp.ripe.net as file ripe.db in
directory ripe/dbase.


How to submit information to the Database ?

Database updates should be sent via electronic mail to

auto-dbm@ripe.net

Below you the template for person objects.
Be sure to supply a person object for each contact
person mentioned in other database objects.

Before submitting please delete all indented explanatory text from the
templates to save mail bandwidth. The text you submit should start in
column one.

Thank you for your cooperation.


RIPE Database Management



person:
Full name.
This must be the same as the corresponding contact attributes.

Format: first names first, no commas etc.
Example:
person: John E. Doe

address:
Postal address
Include everything necessary for paper mail to be delivered.

Format: multiple lines of text
City and post code on a single line.
Country on the last line.
Example:
address: Terabit Labs Inc.
address: Industrial Estate North
address: North Perpendicular Road 12
address: NN-1234 Northtown
address: Northern Nowhere
Mandatory

phone:
Telephone
Multiple numbers in the desired order please (secretariats etc.).

Format: International +<country-code> <city> <subscriber>
If no direct inward dialing is available,
please append "ext." and extension number.
Example:
phone: +31 20 12334676
phone: +44 123 987654 ext. 4711
Mandatory, Multiple

fax-no:
Telefax

see phone

e-mail:
Electronic mail address.

Format: Valid domain address please (if possible no !, %, ::)
Example:
e-mail: johndoe@terabit-labs.nn

nic-hd:
NIC handle. An identifier used by SRI-NIC to unambiguously refer
to Internet people.

Format: NIC format
Example:
nic-hd: JD0401
Optional but strongly suggested for those who have a NIC handle.


remark:
Remarks

Format: text string
Example:
remark: RIPE coordinator Northern Nowhere
Optional

changed:
Who and when changed this last.

Format: <email-address> YYMMDD
Example:
changed: johndoe@terabit-labs.nn 900401


source: RIPE
Source of the information.
This is used to separate information from different sources
kept by the same database software.

Format: RIPE
Mandatory