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- From: Gerald Andrew Winters
- Date: Tue Oct 26 10:09:59 1999
A reminder for users of the RADB database service: at 12:00:00 a.m. EDT
on November 1, 1999, the whois.radb.net and email@example.com services
will default to the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) database.
This means that whois queries to whois.radb.net after November 1 will
return RPSL objects.
RIPE-181 queries will still be possible after November 1 via whois queries
to whois-ripe181.radb.net. However, you will need to *RECONFIGURE* your
tools to explicitly query whois-ripe181.radb.net and send RIPE-181
submissions to auto-ripe181.radb.net.
RIPE-181 submissions made between 11/1/1999 and 1/1/2000 will be visible
on whois.radb.net as RIPE-181 objects converted to RPSL. The objects will
be converted every five minutes from the whois-ripe181.radb.net database.
Availability of the database in both syntax languages will ease the
transition to RPSL by allowing users to view RIPE-181 objects converted to
After January 1, 2000, RIPE-181 object submissions will no longer be
Here is the full transition schedule:
9/1/1999 RADB begins production RPSL service
and enters the final stage of RPSL
transition. RPSL queries are available
from whois-rpsl.radb.net and submissions
may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIPE-181 and RPSL databases
operate in parallel.
whois.radb.net and email@example.com
default to RIPE-181.
11/1/1999 Default whois.radb.net and
firstname.lastname@example.org addresses change to
RPSL database. RIPE-181 queries still
possible via whois-ripe181.radb.net and
RIPE-181 submissions still possible via
email to email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org submissions will
be auto-converted to RPSL and mirrored
to the RPSL database every 5 minutes.
Therefore, auto-converted RIPE-181
submissions will be visible on
whois.radb.net and corresponding RPSL
entries may be overwritten.
1/1/2000 RIPE-181 queries and submissions are no
longer accepted and the RADB RPSL
transition is complete.
RADB users can query RPSL objects by issuing the following query:
whois -h whois-rpsl.radb.net
Objects may be submitted by sending mail to:
Users may also use the Web-based GUI interface at:
RPSL RFCs and Internet-Drafts are available through:
Comments or questions about the transition are welcome; please send email
Merit IRRd Team