RIPE Database Proxy Service Issues

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at
Wed Jan 2 22:49:29 UTC 2013

Hell Axel,

On Jan 2, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Axel Pawlik <ripencc-management at> wrote:

> [Apologies for duplicate emails]
> Dear colleagues,
> There has been discussion on various mailing lists regarding the status of the RIPE Database Proxy Service.

> We do apologise, however, that the changes regarding the proxy service were not more explicitly communicated to the members and the RIPE community in advance of the final publication of the Activity Plan.

Not being members, we obviously were not privy to these discussions or decisions. Not your fault, of course, just a reality.

> The RIPE NCC asks that non-RIPE NCC member proxy service users become members but we propose to waive their membership fee until the discussion of the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2014 takes place. This will give the membership and community the opportunity to discuss the best way forward for the proxy service in the coming months while ensuring a strong contractual bond between the RIPE NCC and users of this service.
> In the meantime, there will be no changes to the proxy service and no loss of functionality for the community.

I appreciate the decision and accommodation… And I am sure the community appreciates it. As users have no doubt realized, the proxy data continued to be available after Dec 31. We were waiting to see what the "DENIED" output looked like before we implemented our changes, so there was no impact. This too is appreciated.

And thank you to the many community and RIPE members who offered and provided assistance and support.

Thank you.

Rodney Joffe
CenterGate Research/GeekTools

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