[members-discuss] RIPE DB NRTM access.
Pawel Tyll ptyll at nitronet.pl
Sun Jan 8 00:44:17 CET 2012
> That's a bit different from the initial point... Original point still stands - the fact that it's not a problem anymore to download 200MB over 200KB doesn't make it any less wasteful. > I do not know enough about irrd to comment on this (I just never > runned it here), the things we mirror here are MySQL backed and in > some way our sysadms convinced MySQL to accept that at some moment > some read-only tables get replaced on the fly with new snapshots and > that happens magically and atomically. Operative keyword would be 'magically'. I prefer KISS over magic :) > Maybe RIPE might put in some directory one file per day with the > "daily updates" and that directory can be rsync'd ? I'm not sure why we are still trying to re-invent wheel here. I would really like to hear a sane reason behind non-profit organization expecting a EUR 250 fee for access to, essentially, a whois server with public information that should be mirrored as much as possible, which also is already available for free, but in a form that is only harder to keep updated? I'm trying hard to imagine how running mirror with up to two weeks of serialized updates would be more cost-intensive compared to running FTP server, yet I can't figure this out. I was so perplexed by this that it even made me start this thread on a saturday! ;) > My point was only about the data transfer, I understand that setting > up a "push" update requires a significant administrative/management > overhead, and it is reasonable to ask for a cost compensation; setting > up a public rsync server requires no more effort than setting up a > public ftp site (maybe less...): the big dfference is that (as long as > data is uncompressed and unencrypted) only the "delta" gets actually > transferred. It's already up and running, this point is moot. Another user doesn't require a new set of data - same updates are being sent. It's also running on free and open software. It's also not a push update. From what I learned in short time this saturday, it's just a glorified whois server that allows mirror operation. Besides, others managed to somehow sink their astronomical costs with running such a contraption: http://www.radb.net/resources/databases.php Seriously, maybe I'm missing something here. But what? --Pawel.