New DB and line continuation?
RIPE Database Administration ripe-dbm at ripe.net
Mon Apr 23 11:24:41 CEST 2001
Hi, Berislav Todorovic, Thank you for reporting this. We are investigating. If you have anymore questions, please contact <ripe-dbm at ripe.net>. Regards, A. M. R. Magee ______________ RIPE NCC Berislav Todorovic <beri at kpnqwest.net> writes: * On Mon, 23 Apr 2001, DB-News wrote: * * >> The new version of the RIPE Database is now up and running! * >> All objects have been automatically converted to RPSL and loaded into * >> the new version of the Database. * * Congratulations! However, I have a question: * * When an attribute needs multiple lines to be described, the standard * RPSL format requires the attribute name to be mentioned once, while * successive lines are separted by spaces or commas (like you defined * in the transition document as well). It used to be like that in the * previous version of rpsl.ripe.net. However, right now, it seems to * me there is a strange RIPE-181/RPSL mix in place. See example: * * * RADB and old REIMP.RIPE (standard RPSL): * * [beri at nix00 ~]$ rwhois -h whois.ra.net as-kq * as-set: AS-KQ * descr: KPNQwest European routes * Formerly AS-EUNET AND NOT AS-EUNETQWEST * members: AS286, AS719, AS1136, AS1137, AS1213, * AS1234, AS1889, AS1891, AS1902, AS2043, * AS2049, AS2110, AS2135, AS2857, AS3220, * ... * * * RIPE (new format, RPSL): * * as-set: AS-KQ * descr: KPNQwest European routes * descr: Formerly AS-EUNET AND NOT AS-EUNETQWEST * members: AS286, AS719, AS1136, AS1137, AS1213, AS1234, AS1889 * members: AS1891, AS1902, AS2043, AS2049, AS2110, AS2135, AS2857 * members: AS3220, AS3246, AS3262, AS3265, AS3286, AS3324, AS3333 * members: AS3347, AS3615, AS5385, AS5399, AS5403, AS5407, AS5419 * * While some of you might think this is not important, this is VERY * important to some of us who make scripts for automating our tasks with * the RIPE DB. * * Can anyone explain the reason of this RPSL syntax violation? Thanks! * * Regards, * Beri * * --------- Berislav Todorovic, Network Engineer --------- * ------- KPNQwest N.V. - IP NOC (formerly EUnet NOC) ------- * ---- Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 78, 2595 AN Den Haag, NL ---- * --- Phone: +31-70-379-3990; Mobile: +31-651-333-641 --- * -- Email: beri at kpnqwest.net <=> beri at EU.net -- * --- _ _ ____ _ .--. ____ ____ __/_ --- * ----- /__/ /___/ /\ / / / | / /___/ /___ / ------ * ------ _/ \_ / _/ \/ (__.\ |/\/ /___ ____/ (__. ----- * *