[lir-wg] RIPE DB abuse by BSA (of all people) ?
Shane Kerr shane at ripe.net
Fri Apr 25 16:19:12 CEST 2003
Peter, On 2003-04-14 22:32:36 +0100, Peter Galbavy wrote: > I received this today, could be spam (even if 'genuine') but the > linking of the IP address to me is worrying. I used to be a > registered contact on the IP range mentioned - years ago, so someone > obviously has an old RIPE (or ARIN etc.) DB. > > I know of no other location that this IP range is linked to my > personal details. > > Is this valid / legal use of the RIPE DB (given it is out of date > and obviously an offline copy) ? If it isn't, someone in RIPE want > to pick this up ? Thank you for bringing this up. We will contact the BSA and find out the details of their use of the RIPE Database. At the very least, they are using quite old cached data, and we can help them get more up-to-date records. In general, these kinds of problems may be sent to <ripe-dbm at ripe.net>, unless you wish to discuss them in a public forum. -- Shane Kerr Database Group Manager RIPE NCC
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