Operational question: Building filters from IRRdbs
cengiz at ISI.EDU
Wed Jan 6 16:48:32 UTC 1999
Version 3.5.8 or 3.5.7 works with radb. Please be aware, command line
options have changed between version 3 and 4.
Alex Bligh (amb at gxn.net) on January 6:
> Oh OK - that explains it.
> Which version of peval do I have to run (3.xxx???) to work
> with the production servers? 4.xxx doesn't work with RADB
> Alex Bligh
> GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)
> > Hello Alex,
> > I have resynchronized the data on our experiemental/educational
> > rpsl.merit.edu/43 server. As far as the server running at
> > low priority goes, this has nothing to do with the 'up to dateness'
> > of the data. Normally data is refreshed every 15 minutes
> > with production server, whois.ra.net/43. However, this is
> > a transitional period in which experimentation and code development
> > are occuring. There is no stable RPSL database code distribution
> > at this point in time and the effort to bring this code to prodcution
> > status is still on-going. And as such, you can expect data staleness,
> > outages, etc... occasionally as the bugs are finally ironed out.
> > The situation on our production server is quite different.
> > We are the authoritative source for the radb and ans db's
> > and we mirror ripe @15mins. Bell Canada/canet and MCI/CW
> > are non-mirrored db's and we download them @24hrs. However,
> > our production server is RIPE181 compliant whereas rpsl.merit.edu
> > is a playpen for the next db syntax, RPSL.
> > regards,
> > --jerry (Merit)
> > Alex Bligh (amb at gxn.net) on January 3:
> > > Here's a couple of operational questions for those who build
> > > filters from IRRdb's.
> > >
> > > Background:
> > >
> > > * peval / rpsl.merit.edu *may* be incorrectly evaluating
> > > RIPE database entries currently - but this isn't my main
> > > thrust. The scary thing is suddenly what I'm 99% sure used
> > > to work (expanding AS Macros) now silently fails if they
> > > are in RIPE. [for details see the end]
> > >
> > > * I'm not saying the server is broken (I guess it has something to
> > > do with the 'server is running at low priority' line), but if I had
> > > this in an automatic filter generating run, it would generate
> > > the RADB stuff just fine, and silently filter out all RIPE based
> > > peerings. Even if it's working perfectly correctly, the questions
> > > are still interesting, at least to me.
> > [snip...]
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