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Re: Anyone still maintaining altdb.net?
From: Michael Hallgren <m.hallgren () free fr>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:31:00 +0200

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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