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RIPE Database Release 1.77

These are the release notes for RIPE Database version 1.77.

Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 7 January 2015

Production environment: 26 January 2015

Documentation has been prepared for this release.

Release 1.77 includes changes necessary for Policy 2012-07, Stockholm Resiliency Project, Support for Release Candidate and RIPE Academy Training Environments and Bug Fixes.

New or Improved Features

The release of RIPE Database software version 1.77 includes the following new features:

  • Policy 2012-07: Legacy holder organisations cannot change their organisation name in their org object if it is referenced by an INETNUM or AUTNUM that is maintained by RIPE-NCC-LEGACY-MNT.
  • A banner is displayed if user is in a non-production environment (RC, RIPE Academy)
  • Stockholm resiliency project: performed load tests targeting the query server in Stockholm
    • Performed an average load test
    • Performed a stress test with about 10x more than average load.
    • Apache Jmeter was used to perform the load testing and Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana to visualise results.
    • Configuration files for the tools used in the above load testing can be found in the whois source code.

Fixed Issues

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issue #265 Missing reference breaks NRTM
  • Issue #267 AUTO_INCREMENT in whois_schema.sql causes out-of-range serials
  • Issue #274 Full Text Search - Advanced Search - OR Operator
  • Issue #285 warning if conversion to latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) causes attribute value to change.

You can find more details about the issues that have been fixed in this release on GitHub.