Wanted at the RIPE NCC: Senior Hostmaster
- Date: Fri, 07 Jul 1995 14:43:25 +0200
Please distribute this announcement to all possibly interested
RIPE NCC Manager
RIPE: Coordinating the Internet in Europe.
Because one of our staff moves on to a major Internet service provider
there is an immediate opening at the RIPE NCC for a
Every host directly connected to the Internet needs an address.
NCC hostmasters play a key role in the distribution of the
Internet address space throughout Europe.
The general duties NCC hostmasters comprise:
- to handle all address space related requests
- to help maintain the databases the RIPE NCC keeps
- to propose new activities, where needed
The specific duties of the vacant position:
- to deal with non-routine address space requests
- to support local registries where needed
- to review assignments made by other registries
- to liaise with other senior staff about registry matters
- to supervise and support junior staff
- to help provide training local registries
- to take resoponsibility for one or more other NCC activities
The senior hostmaster reports to the NCC manager.
Almost all communications with customers and other organisations
involved in Internet address space assignment is via the Internet
itself. The position provides an excellent opportunity to work at the
very heart of the European Internet industry.
- sound engineering knowledge about the Internet
- experience with operating Internet networks
- experience with Unix and X-windows based computer tools
- ability to perform administrative tasks reliably
- good knowledge of written and spoken English
- good communication skills
- work experience in an international environment
- experience with Internet service provision
Female applicants and applicants from all European countries are
explicitly encouraged to apply. Depending on their ambitions and
abilities senior hostmasters can be promoted to more senior
positions at the NCC.
R I P E
RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeens) is a collaborative organisation
open to all European Internet service providers. The
objective of RIPE is to ensure the necessary administrative
and technical coordination to allow the operation of a pan-
European IP network. RIPE does not operate a network of its
RIPE has been functioning since 1989. Currently more than
80 organisations participate in the work. The result of the
RIPE coordination effort is that the individual end-user is
presented on his desk top with a uniform IP service
irrespective of the particular network his or her
workstation is attached to. In May 1995 1463816 hosts
were registered on RIPE coordinated networks. The total
number of systems reachable on the Internet worldwide is
estimated at more than five million.
R I P E N C C
The RIPE Network Coordination Centre supports all those RIPE
activities which cannot be effectively performed by
volunteers from the participating organisations. Besides
supporting RIPE activities in general the NCC provides the
following services to network operators:
o NETWORK MANAGEMENT DATABASE
containing information about address space, routing,
DNS domains and contact persons
o DELEGATED INTERNET REGISTRY
a clearing house distributing IP address space
o RIPE INTERNET ROUTING REGISTRY
o RIPE DOCUMENT STORE
o RIPE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SERVICE
A detailed description of these activities can be found in
the RIPE NCC Activity Plan (document ripe-110). This
document can be obtained from the RIPE document store.
The RIPE NCC is currently staffed by 9 full time employees:
one NCC manager
three senior hostmasters
four junior hostmasters (2 of which starting in August)
one administrative staff
The NCC is funded by all Internet service providers in
Europe who operate local Internet registries. NCC staff are
formally employed by TERENA.
TERENA is the European Association of research networking
organisations and their users. TERENA has been created by a
merger of the RARE and EARN associations. TERENA carries out
technical activities and provides a platform for discussion
and education to encourage the development of a high-quality
computer networking infrastructure for the European research
RIPE NCC personnel is employed by the TERENA association
under their standard employment conditions. The salary will
depend on qualifications and experience. Costs of
relocation to the Netherlands will be met. The appointment
will be for one year with possible extension.
The RIPE NCC is located at the Scientific Center
Watergraafsmeer (WCW) in Amsterdam. The offices will be
situated at NIKHEF, the Dutch National Institute for Nuclear
Physics and High Energy Physics.
For further information about the RIPE NCC, please see the
RIPE document store at
For further information about this position please contact:
RIPE NCC Manager
NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 20 592 5065
How to Apply
Applications, including a CV and references should be
submitted in confidence to the address above and should be
received no later than Sunday July 23rd 1995.
Applications by electronic mail are perfectly acceptable.
We accept plain ASCII or PostScript.
All applications by e-mail will be acknowledged.