RPSL automation

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Tue May 12 22:27:17 UTC 2009

ESnet makes use of peval, aut-num objects and as-sets to generate

I agree that the IRRToolSet pretty heavyweight and could be (and has
been) mostly duplicated in Perl or Python and be vastly simpler to deal
with, but it does the job for us.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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> From: Shane Kerr <shane_kerr at isc.org>
> Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 10:41:01 +0200
> Sender: irrtoolset-bounces at lists.isc.org
> All,
> At the RIPE meeting last week, there was some brief discussion about the
> IRRToolSet. After the working group, I was chatting with Andrei
> Robachevsky, and we both agreed that the IRRToolSet is big and
> complicated and does a lot more (and less) than what people want.
> Our intuition tells us that most users want to specify a simple set of
> tools to do a bit of set expansion (mostly from "as-set:" objects), but
> mostly to pull peering data from "route:" or "aut-num:" objects. We are
> not really sure however.
> Andrei suggested that what we should do is ask people what they want
> tools to do for automating RPSL interaction. So, if you could build
> something to work with a routing registry, what would it do? How would
> you use it?
> We have a solution that I think nobody loves, so maybe we can figure out
> what the problem is and then solve that. :)
> Cheers,
> --
> Shane
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