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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RIPE DATABASE ================================================== The answer to these questions can be found at the RIPE website: http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/main.html http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/security.html http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/lir-partitioned.html http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/abuse.html RIPE Whois Database FAQ http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/main.html 1. What is the RIPE Database? 2. What is acceptable use of the RIPE Database? 3. What is a netname? 4. What is a nic-hdl? 5. Can I use a nic-handle from another Regional Internet Registry in the RIPE Database? 6. What is a tech-c and what is an admin-c? 7. Can I register a domain in the RIPE Database? 8. How do I register a person/role object in the RIPE Database ? 9. Someone has created a person object with my name, address, telephone number, etc. in the RIPE Database. Why did they do this? 10. My information in the database is not correct, can you please update my object(s)? 11. How do I delete an object from the RIPE Database? 12. My update failed. Please explain why it failed. 13. What are the authorisation rules for route object creation? 14. Which date should be used as "changed-date" in a whois database-object? 15. I received a message with the subject "Notification of RIPE Database changes", but I didn't do anything and don't understand the message. What is it? 16. Why does my phone number appear in the RIPE Database? 17. Can I download the RIPE Database software? 18. Can I download the RIPE Database? 19. I cannot find any information about a network in the RIPE Database. Can I look somewhere else? 20. When one uses the RIPE NCC whois client, is it necessary to specify"-h whois.ripe.net" or is that pre-set by default? 21. How do I register reverse-delegations in the RIPE Database? 22. I want to have an IP->country conversion table; from where can I get it? 23. I want to peer with an AS. How do I do this? 24. Can I enter several contacts in one Database object? 25. How do I update an object in the RIPE Whois Database? 26. I cannot create a route object because the origin AS refers to an aut-num object that does not exist 27. Is the "changed" line updated automtically? 28. Can I use a nic-handle from another database? 29. Where can I find more information about the RIPE Whois Database? RIPE Whois Database Security FAQ http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/security.html 1. I have objects in the RIPE Whois Database. How can I protect them ? 2. How do I create a maintainer (mntner) object in the RIPE Whois Database ? 3. I have only one person object in the RIPE Whois Database. Can I create a mntner object to protect it? 4. We lost the password of our mntner. Can you please change it to xxxx? 5. My mntner password does not work. Why not ? 6. How can I encrypt a password for my mntner using CRYPT-PW? 7. What encryption algorithm should be used for the crypted password in the "auth:" attribute of a mntner object ? 8. How to use the MD5-PW auth scheme in my mntner ? 9. Why is the crypted-password published in the RIPE Whois Database ? Why not keep it secret ? 10. What software do I need to use PGP? 11. How can I use PGP with my mail software? 12. Getting started with PGP in RIPE Whois Database 13. What is a key-cert object, and how can I create it? 14. How should I modify my maintainer to use PGP? 15. How can I sign my update with PGP and send it? 16. How can I put two or more signatures in a message? 17. Can I create a maintainer with only PGP authentication? 18. What is the size of PGP key that can be used in a key-cert object in the RIPE Whois Database? LIR-PARTITIONED: The New "Status:" Attribute Value FAQ http://www.ripe.net/info/faq/db/lir-partitioned.html 1. What is "LIR-PARTITIONED"? 2. When would the LIR-PARTITIONED "status:" value be used? 3. How is such an object created in the RIPE Whois Database? 4. How can I protect an LIR-PARTITIONED object? 5. Do I have to seek approval from the RIPE NCC before entering an LIR-PARTITIONED object into the RIPE Whois Database? 6. Can I request reverse delegation for an LIR-PARTITIONED inetnum object? 7. Can I use the LIR-PARTITIONED "status:" value in an inet6num object?
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