4.2.9 Description of the INET-RTR Object

Below is the object template for the inet-rtr object. It lists all possible attributes that are allowed in this object type.

Attribute Name  Presence     Repeat       Indexed
inet-rtr: [mandatory] [single] [primary/lookup key]
descr: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ]
alias: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
local-as: [mandatory] [single] [inverse key]
ifaddr: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
interface: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
peer: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
mp-peer: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
member-of: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
remarks: [optional] [multiple] [ ]
org: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
admin-c: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
tech-c: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
notify: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key]
mnt-by: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key]
created: [generated] [single] [ ]
last-modified: [generated] [single] [ ]
source: [mandatory] [single] [ ]

An inet-rtr object specifies a router and its peering protocols with other routers. Canonical DNS name aliases can be set up as well as specifying which AS Number owns/operates the router. Description of Attributes Specific to the INET-RTR Object

  • “inet-rtr:” – This attribute is a valid DNS name of the router described by this object. It cannot end with a dot.
  • “descr:” – A short description related to the object.
  • “alias:” – Each optional “alias:” attribute is a canonical DNS name for the router.
  • “local-as:” – This attribute specifies the AS Number of the AS which owns/operates this router.
  • “ifaddr:” - This attribute specifies the interface address and mask length within an Internet router, as well as an optional action to set other parameters on this interface.
  • “interface:” – This attribute specifies an interface address, This can be multi-protocol. It can have an optional action, examples being RPSL preferences, prepending and MED. Also an optional tunnel definition can be included.
  • “peer:” – This attribute specifies the details of any interior or exterior router peering. This can be specified using either an IP address of the peer router or its inet-rtr name. A group of peers can be specified using an rtr-set name or a peering-set name. If peering-set name form is used, only the peerings in the corresponding peering set that are with this router are included.
  • “mp-peer:” – This attribute extends the "peer:" attribute to support both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  • “member-of:” - references a set object that this router wants to be a member of. This membership claim must be acknowledged by a respective "mbrs-by-ref:" attribute in the referenced set object.