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RIPE Database Release 1.86

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Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 3 March 2016

Production environment: 21 March 2016

New or Improved Features

Release 1.86 introduces the following changes:

  • "descr:" becomes an optional multi-line attribute, instead of a required multi-line attribute
  • The use of RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT on "mnt-by:" is no longer allowed

After release 1.86 is deployed to production we will take action to remove the organisation name where it has been enforced as the first "descr:" attribute in resources allocated or assigned by RIPE NCC.

We will also remove the RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT where it is currently used on "mnt-by:". We plan to send a warning email on 11 April and remove this maintainer on 25 April. Due to a clash with our invoicing, there is no earlier opportunity to do this, and we want to ensure that we have enough staff available to deal with any questions that may arise.