Anyone still maintaining

Michael Hallgren m.hallgren at
Wed Apr 20 15:31:00 UTC 2011

Le mercredi 20 avril 2011 à 10:05 -0500, Richard A Steenbergen a écrit :
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:30:44AM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Apr 2011, Bret Palsson wrote:
> > 
> > > I submitted my objects April 11. the mtrner object needs to be 
> > > created by the db-admin. I realize this is a volunteer thing. Could 
> > > I help out or could the people that are helping out look at adding 
> > > my record? I need to setup some peering relationships. I'd prefer to 
> > > support open communities rather than paying and am willing to help 
> > > out if need be.
> > 
> > If you're just getting started, it might make sense to look at another db. 
> > IIRC, RIPE's routing registry is free to use, supports md5crypt and 
> > PGP/GPG auth, and isn't a volunteer one-man show.
> One of the premises of AltDB is that no support is provided. For 
> example, a lot of people send email asking "how do I use this", and the 
> unfortunate answer has to be "sorry we can't help you". If you need 
> support, then by all means pay the money to someone like RADB and let 
> them help walk you through the process. Of course after the initial 
> mntner creation everything is pretty much automated anyways, so if you 
> know what you're doing AltDB provides a free method to maintain your IRR 
> entries with very little sacrificied over a commercial solution.

I believe that RIPE still provide training sessions (as well as quite 
extensive documentation), mailing lists, etc, etc


> There is infact more than 1 person volunteering for AltDB, but from what 
> I can see of this April 11th email, it falls into the "please provide 
> support" category. :)

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