[members-discuss] RIPE DB NRTM access.
Jørgen Hovland jorgen at ssc.net
Sat Jan 7 20:42:08 CET 2012
Den 1/7/12 6:12 PM, skrev Pawel Tyll: > 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. I'm quite sure it is more expensive to administrate and receive a stream of changes than downloading a static file with no administration:) Bandwidth is cheap and static content scales extremely well.