11.5 Query Responses

There is a set of general rules that apply to server responses:

  • The same response will be returned from the server for all query methods.
  • Output lines starting with the % sign are either a server response code or server messages (a comment, information message or an error with description).
  • A message contains a white space after the % sign, while a server response code starts right after the % sign. See Appendix C, "RIPE Database Query Server Response Codes and Messages" for more information. Do not write scripts to parse the messages. The text is subject to change at any time.
  • An empty line terminates a database object in the output. This is a line containing only a newline character (\n).
  • Two empty lines, each containing only a new-line character (\n), mean the end of a server response.