How do the tools work?

There is currently just one tool to look specifically for irt objects in the RIPE Database, the RIPE Whois-client. Using the '-c' flag you will get the smallest specific inet(6)num object containing an "mnt-irt:" attribute. A second query is needed to obtain the irt object itself. Use the '-r' flag of the RIPE Whois tool to disable recursion and avoid unwanted information as a result of your query.

 

meijer@kruimel:~$ whois -h whois.ripe.net -c 192.87.108.3
% This is the RIPE Whois server.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf

inetnum: 192.87.108.0 - 192.87.111.255
netname: SIPLAN
descr: SURFnet bv
descr: Utrecht
country: NL
admin-c: SENS1-RIPE
tech-c: SENS1-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
notify: sens _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl
notify: info _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl
mnt-by: SN-LIR-MNT
mnt-irt: irt-CERT-NL
changed: Erik-Jan.Bos _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl 19961219
changed: ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net 19990706
changed: jan.meijer _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl 20000417
changed: jan.meijer _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl 20010315
changed: Derk.Reinders _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl 20010326
changed: Rogier.Spoor _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl 20020607
source: RIPE

role: SURFnet Services and Support
address: Radboudkwartier 273
address: 3511 CK Utrecht
address: The Netherlands
phone: +31 30 2305305
fax-no: +31 30 2305329
e-mail: SenS _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl
admin-c: JS489-RIPE
tech-c: JS489-RIPE
nic-hdl: SENS1-RIPE
notify: info _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl
notify: SenS _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl
mnt-by: SN-LIR-MNT
mnt-by: SN-LIR-MNT
changed: Jan.Meijer _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl 19980107
changed: Derk.Reinders _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl 20010326
source: RIPE

meijer@kruimel:~$ whois -h whois.ripe.net -r irt-CERT-NL
% This is the RIPE Whois server.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
%
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/pub-services/db/copyright.html

irt: irt-CERT-NL
address: p/a SURFnet bv
address: Postbus 19035
address: 3501 DA Utrecht
phone: +31 30 2305305
fax-no: +31 30 2305329
e-mail: cert-nl _at_ surfnet _dot_ nl
signature: PGPKEY-A6D57ECE
encryption: PGPKEY-A6D57ECE
admin-c: SAM36-RIPE
tech-c: SAM36-RIPE
auth: PGPKEY-834125A1
auth: PGPKEY-3D10C493
remarks: CERT-NL is the Computer Emergency Response Team of SURFnet
remarks: This is a level 2 IRT (http://www.ti.terena.nl/teams/level2.html)
irt-nfy: cert-nl _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl
notify: info _at_ SURFnet _dot_ nl
notify: tiirt _at_ stelvio _dot_ nl
mnt-by: TRUSTED-INTRODUCER-MNT
changed: menno.pieters _at_ stelvio _dot_ nl 20020305
source: RIPE