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Synchronous Updates in the RIPE Database

Service Level

The aim of this service is to provide updates around the clock, except for maintenance operations. In cases where it's not possible to update the database, syncupdates will return with the following message:

"Updates are unavailable at the moment. Please try again later."

If there is an estimate for how long the service will be unavailable, then it will be added to this message.

Client Guidelines

There is no maximum amount of time determined for an update operation to be completed. Clients interacting with the system should set their timeout options to highest possible value.


Documentation about the protocol for communicating with syncupdates can be found here.

Sample Client

For updating the RIPE Database using Syncupdates, use this page:

or use this perl script, which accepts the update from standard input.