RADB/RIR Scraper

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Wed Sep 21 09:08:21 CDT 2011


On 21/09/2011 14:56, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> <http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog36/presentations/steenbergen.pdf>
> 
> has some pointers to tools Richard wrote (and presented a few times
> now) at nanog meetings.
> (to save you reading the pdf... which is a good read:
> <http://irrpt.sourceforge.net/>

There's also Marco D'Itri's rpsltool:

http://www.linux.it/~md/software/

Of the two, I prefer rpsltool (sorry ras!) - its templating facilities are
better.  It's also written in perl which tends to be better for text
processing.  PHP is a pain for text processing.

Although both of these these tools are very good, neither of them
implements anything near a complete RPSL parser, which is why I made my
earlier command about the usefulness of irrtoolset for certain types of
user.  If you just want basic stuff, irrtoolset will probably do what you
want out of the box.  If you want moderately complicated stuff, you may run
into irritating limitations in irrtoolset's rtconfig command.  However, if
you want to do really complicated stuff, then it's the only code-base out
there which implements an almost complete RPSL implementation.  And there
is a small number of organisations out there who use irrtoolset to its
fullest capabilities.

Nick



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