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Re: Access to RIPE-TT data from third parties (fwd)

  • From: "Henk Uijterwaal \(RIPE-NCC\)" < >
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:28:24 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Henk Uijterwaal (RIPE-NCC) wrote:
> > I suggest to do 2 things.  
> > 
> > The plots section of the TTM pages will be split into 3 sub-sections:
> > 
> > A) A general section, explaining what is show in the plots and other
> >    documentation, but no real data.  This section will not be password
> >    protected.
> > 
> > B) A test-box-host section, containing all data that is currently
> >    available.  This section will be password protected with a password
> >    that is made available to the TB-hosts, but may not be passed on.
> > 
> > C) N sections for the customers of a specific site, containing only
> >    plots from and to a certain test-box. This is a subset of (B).  The
> >    TB-hosts can ask for a reasonable number of password/username
> >    combinations for their customers.
> > 
> > Before a customer gets the password for (C), he will be asked to sign a
> > data-disclosure agreement.  
  (D) In the meantime, another site asked for the opposite case: they
>     don't mind people seeing plots from their site to the rest of the
>     world, but also like to install a few test boxes to measure on their
>     own networks only and NOT publish those results.
> If we do (C) right, we can deal with all cases with 1 mechanism.  
> However, before implementing it, I'd like to know if people can imagine
> more realistic cases that we'd should consider.  Please mail your comments
> to the list, I'll collect them and come up with a proposal for
> implementation in a week or two.

It has been a month and there were no comments on the list, so we'll won't
add any cases other than (B), (C) or (D).

From our side, there is one other requirement: the scheme must still be
maintainable, we do not want to spend our days adding and resetting
passwords.  Ana, our new network engineer, is currently looking at the
best way to implement this.

Season's greetings,


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