Who should do entries in RIPE database?
Thu Oct 30 12:20:15 CET 1997
Dear Carsten, Yes indeed, the consistency problems in the RIPE database are well known and are even well documented in: ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/info/consistency* and ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/presentations/ripe-m26-orange-dbcons.ps.gz or http://www.ripe.net/meetings/ripe/ripe-26/pres/db-consist/ Our plans to deal with them are also documented in: ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/presentations/ripe-m27-orange-woeber-dbcons.ps.gz or http://www.ripe.net/meetings/ripe/ripe-27/pres/db/consistency/ We do plan to try to eliminate multiple objects pointing to the same person, as well as other clean ups of the person data. [As a side note, this project is now well underway.] We have not however discussed limiting the ability to enter data in the RIPE database, outside of the current and proposed authorization mechanisms. That would certainly be a significant change of course, and for that reason, I have cc'd the RIPE Database working group on this mail to get their feedback on this idea. Greetings, Carol Orange RIPE NCC In message <3456024C.70C28953 at contrib.com>, Carsten Schiefner writes: >> As a result of a voluminous discussion with one of POPs I would like to >> point your interest on the following topic I am a little bit upset of: >> >> Almost everybody who knows about about the RIPE database schema (which >> is no secret at all!) can do entries just by sending a mail to >> 'auto-dbm at ripe.net'. This leads to an overwhelming bunch of multiple, >> bad maintained or what-ever-you-want entries - especially person >> objects - without any fun in grepping through them and selecting the >> right one to create a new object. Example: >> >> There are four(!) entries for the entity "Joerg Schmidt" of "ZWF >> Digitale Informations Technologie GmbH": JS893-RIPE, JS1161-RIPE, >> JS1163-RIPE and JS1438-RIPE. This should be definitely stopped! >> >> My idea is that we should discuss future restrictions on the possibility >> for everybody to put entries in the RIPE database, maybe by setting up >> and maintaing access lists for every LIR. >> >> For me this database is a central tool in my daily work and I am very >> interested in keeping quality and reliability of stored data as high >> as possible. >> >> Kind regards, >> >> Carsten Schiefner >> -- >> >> Carsten Schiefner mailto:schiefner at contrib.com >> TCP/IP GmbH, Berlin (Germany) - Contrib.Net http://www.contrib.com >> Phone: +49.30.44 33 66-0 Fax: +49.30.44 33 66-15 >> ======================================================================
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