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Re: Route Registry: who uses them?
From: Charles Sprickman <spork () inch com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 19:56:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Kevin Oberman wrote:

Detail? All you REALLY need is an AS macro defining what ASes you
provide transit for, a maintainer object to allow updates to other
objects, an inet-rtr object telling the route servers who
to talk to and whether to add the RS AS to the path or not, and a
record for each prefix you announce. The aut-num object is a good
idea, but I don't use it to generate policy, so I don't really care if
it is there. I use it most for troubleshooting. Since we are
non-commercial, we are probably more willing than most to disclose the
details of our peerings.

And if you haven't been to radb.net lately, the How-To's are an excellent
place to start.  There is also a new java tool to send objects in or edit
objects if you prefer pointing and clicking.  I was able to move to pgp
auth on our objects in about 15 minutes using the directions posted on the

All in all, I found it pretty painless to register our info.  We don't
publically peer with anyone (yet), but it seemed like a good idea to put
all the info on our AS in the radb and give people another place to find
up-to-date contact information.

In other words, I see no reason *not* to register your AS, maintainer and
route objects there...


R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman () es net                     Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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