[members-discuss] RIPE DB NRTM access.
Pawel Tyll ptyll at nitronet.pl
Sat Jan 7 18:12:05 CET 2012
Hello people (and ticket bots :>), I wanted to do some BGP filtering automation today, learned some interesting things in the process. I decided on setting up a local mirror of RIPE IRR and was quite puzzled with reasoning behind this: http://www.ripe.net/data-tools/db/nrtm-mirroring So, I can download the whole database snapshot for free from ftp.ripe.net, wasting bandwidth and other resources, or on the other hand I can pay for doing things the right and efficient way, which in the process is effectively cheaper for all involved parties. So the question is - what gives? :) - why does RIPE insist that I download >200MB of compressed data instead of catching up probably few hundred KB of daily changes? --Pawel.