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Announcing PRIDE TOOLS 1

  • From: Tony Bates < >
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1993 17:08:49 +0100, ripe-op@localhost, eot@localhost
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  • Extras: Resent: Fri, 17 Dec 1993 17:39:23 +0100
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		PRIDE TOOLS - 1 is now available

This is to announce the first release (known as PRIDE Tools-1) of the PRIDE
Tools. The Tools are as follows:-

        o prtraceroute
        o prcheck

Prtraceroute is  a version of traceroute that presents routing policy
information together with the real time packet trace obtained from
traceroute. It adds AS information to the normal traceroute output, making use
of Routing Registry (RR) database information. It also checks with the RR
database to see how the chosen route compares with the the registered
routing policies in the RR database.
NOTE: For those who have seen an early version of prtraceroute this has many

Prcheck is a checking tool to make it easy for operators to check their RIPE-81
policy object before it is submitted to an RR. It can do various levels of
testing ranging from basic syntax checking of the policy attributes up to
full checking of policy expressions against other referenced policy objects.

The release also includes (and will in the future) a contrib section. This 
contains tools/programs deemed useful for PRIDE related work but not directly
part of the PRIDE tools release. For all the tools you will need the

	o perl 
	o connectivity to or your own RIPE whois server.

See the distribution for more details.

The release is available from



Packages of the each tool are also available separately in this directory if 

If you would like to see what the tools are like without installing them, then
telnet to on port 4711.


% telnet 4711

This will give you an example of what the tools look like when run. Remember
these examlpes run from a RIPE NCC machine so will possibly give different 
results when run on your local machine (depending on the tool).

All comments, fixes, etc. on the tools should be sent to pride-tools@localhost.

Any general discussion of PRIDE and related work should be sent to PRIDE list


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