[db-wg] RIPE DB missing inetnum referral for 204/8 (and others) to ARIN?
Shane Kerr shane at ripe.net
Wed Dec 10 15:31:10 CET 2003
Daniel Roesen wrote: > On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 02:54:39PM +0100, Shane Kerr wrote: > >>The RIPE Database keeps information about resources in the RIPE NCC >>service region, as well as routing registry records. The RIPE NCC does >>not maintain information about resources managed by other RIRs. > > > Well, but if I'm not totally mistaken, RIPE DB contained referrals > for /8s of other RIRs until recently. Am I wrong in this memory? We only have on-line history of the RIPE Database going back to April 2001, which is when we started using version 3 of the software. (Older records are stored in off-line media.) Since April 2001, there has not been a record for the 188.8.131.52/8, but there may have been before. Also, to be clear, the RIPE Database has a feature where domain records can be used to direct the RIPE Whois server to query another database for a domain record. This is done by adding a "refer:" attribute to the domain object. For example: domain: DE . . . refer: ClientAddress whois.denic.de 43 . . . This means that when users query for any DE domain, the query will get sent to "whois.denic.net", unless they explicitly disable this feature with the "-R" flag. This attribute is only present in domain objects, and AFAIK has never been in any other object types. -- Shane Kerr RIPE NCC
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