[ARIN-consult] Hello / database restructuring/updating
info at dragon-projects.de
Thu Jan 29 14:34:29 EST 2009
thanks for your reply...
> We are not familiar with the RIPE interface since each RIR has
> typically developed its own based on its own community's particular
Well, I noticed APNIC, AfriNIC and RIPE are using a databased scheme
based on RPSL specifications (RFC 2622) (hehe ;) ok that might happen
because, AFAIK, RIPE is maintaining those other two databased, also).
> When asking if whatever we will develop will be like RIPE's
> interface, what level of detail were you asking about? Did you want
> to know whether we will use the same underlying technology or, more
> specifically, the same labels and database fields?
> Also, perhaps you could clarify what it is about RIPE's interface
> that interests you regarding our design.
In fact, the underlying technology and database scheme as well as
available labels and/or database fields are of great interest to me,
as a developer ;) as you might agree, only known or at least populated
"standards" enable us developers to write software to interact with
> Regarding why this is coming up now, we have release a Secure
> Website where various types of requests and interactions can be
> handled. The inquiry underway is to survey the community about
> methods for more automated "bulk update" type of requests.
Ah I see, well, RIPE's interface, respectivly website isn't a secured
one at all, you did not even need a personal log-in, but this based on
its database (technique): a maintainer, who wants to change/add a
registraion and/or setting of some sort, has to provide an encrypted
authorization info within his request. For that they are able to
provide a RPC like interface for developers to interact with, which of
course is perfect for my/our API and web-based client-application. In
fact, it's a "simple" CGI script accepting request via HTTP(S)-POST.
So, a question would be: is RPSL, as it's defined in RFC-2622, along
with some RPC or CGI interface an option to you?
> Apologies if I have misunderstood your inquiry. Please feel free to
> clarify or ask anything further. Once I better understand the
> direction of your inquiry, we'll try to have someone respond on
> list. Perhaps it will initiate additional discussion.
Well I hope I was able to make myself clear, as I am German and
English is "just" a another language I (try to ;)) speak.
> Cathy Murphy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: arin-consult-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-consult-
>> bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Björn Bartels
>> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 1:52 PM
>> To: arin-consult at arin.net
>> Subject: [ARIN-consult] Hello / database restructuring/updating
>> Hello list,
>> reason I got here is I wrote a mail to one of the "recource analysts"
>> regarding automated update processes of the ARIN database and he
>> suggested so.
>> Well, as I wrote in the mail sent to that analyst, I have had some
>> experience writing a web-based update client/api for RIPE
>> database for our network customers and internal tools at work. One of
>> my main questions was if there will be anything like the interface
>> RIPE is providing?
>> As I understand this discussion list will close in about a week, so I
>> would like to get a brief overview of how far you got here till now!
>> Thanks a lot in advance
>> [Björn Bartels - dragon-projects.de ]
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[Björn Bartels - dragon-projects.de ]
[web application development ]
[email : info at dragon-projects.de ]
[home : http://dragon-projects.de ]
[skype : bb-drummer ]
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