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RIPE Database Training Course

Description

The RIPE Database training course is a one-day course. We'll make you a capable user of the RIPE Database. Mixing hands-on activities with theory, the course participants will get a comprehensive idea of what the RIPE Database is and what they can do with it. You should attend this training course if you are part of the staff of a Local Internet Registry (LIR) in the RIPE NCC service region, and need to register networks in the RIPE Database.

You should attend this training course if you are part of the staff of a Local Internet Registry (LIR) in the RIPE NCC service region, and need to register networks in the RIPE Database.

Pre-requisites

Basic understanding of:

  • IP addresses and subnetting

  • LIR operations

  • BGP and routing

  • DNS operations

Course content

1. What is the RIPE Database?

  • Purpose of the Database, objects, looking for data

2. How does it work?

  • Making queries, using flags and options

3. How to update it?

  • Maintainers, creating and deleting objects

4. Delegating address space to others

  • How to register sub-allocations

5. RIPE Routing Registry

  • aut-num and route(6) objects

6. Reverse DNS

  • How to request reverse delegation

7. More RIPE Database

  • Inverse lookups, Full Text Search, Notifications, RIPE Database Working Group

8. The RESTful API

  • How to use the API


The course doesn't cover:

  • The basics of routing, or any technical routing topics
  • How to request IP addresses from the RIPE NCC
  • How to operate a Local Internet Registry (LIR)

Goals

  • Understand the function, scope and importance of the RIPE Database

  • Understand how to query the RIPE Database in order to get information

  • Understand how to create and update objects in the RIPE Database

  • Understand how the protection mechanisms work in the RIPE Database

  • Understand how hierarchical authorisation works for the creation of more

  • specific inetnum and inet6num objects

  • Understand how to create route(6) objects in the RIPE Database Routing Registry

  • Understand how to request reverse delegation using the RIPE Database

  • Understand the benefits of using the API to query and update the RIPE Database

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