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- The Internet Routing Registry (IRR) is a distributed routing database development effort.
- Data from the Internet Routing Registry may be used by anyone worldwide to help debug, configure, and engineer Internet routing and addressing.
- The IRR provides a mechanism for validating the contents of BGP announcement messages or mapping an origin AS number to a list of networks.
- The IRR emerged early in 1995, a time when providers worldwide were preparing for the end of the NSFNET Backbone Service and the birth of the commercial Internet.
RADb is an IRR, similar to RIPE and LEVEL3.
- IRR.net Website - https://www.irr.net/docs/overview.html
IRRd is the database software that runs the RADb.
- Helpful Links
- IRRd Github Repository - https://github.com/irrdnet/irrd
A maintainer is an account in RADb. The customer "maintains" the objects stored with it.
- A maintainer ID is like the account number for a maintainer.
- Typical maintainers are formatted as MAINT-ASXXXX, with the organization's AS number at the end of the ID.
- A maintainer can have a "vanity" maintainer ID, like MAINT-CISCO or MAINT-IBM.
- A regional Internet registry (RIR) is an organization that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a region of the world.
Internet number resources include IP addresses and autonomous system (AS) numbers.
- Regional Internet Registry (Wikipedia) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_Internet_registry
- Stands for Routing Policy Specification Language.
- RPSL allows a network operator to be able to specify routing policies at various levels in the Internet hierarchy
RPSL is the language of RADb as well as other IRRs.
- Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) RFC 2622 - https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc2622/
If you have technical questions or need help related to Merit RADb, please contact RADb Support.