RIPE Database

Tue 07 January 2014

In tech.

Startup

First you need to create your own Person and Maintener object. Go to the page https://apps.db.ripe.net/startup/ and fill in the form.

To update your objects, you can use the Webupdates tool at https://apps.db.ripe.net/webupdates or you can do it by mail.

First you need to create a cert-key and link it to your maintainer object. For an unknown reason I was unable to create my cert-key with the web form. So I sent a mail with a random subject to auto-dbm@ripe.net:

password:   ClearPassword
key-cert:   PGPKEY-ID
certif:     -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
certif:     Version: GnuPG v2
certif:         
certif:     =KXUjfdeFDeDeDFHGJHRFGDFSQ....
certif:     -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
mnt-by:     NAME42-MNT
changed:    name@domain.com 20140701
source:     RIPE

To get your gpg public key, use:

gpg --export -a ID

Then link your key to your maintainer. For this, add "auth: PGPKEY-ID".

Now you will be able to modify your object by sending it with a signed mail to auto-dbm@ripe.net.

When modifiying your maintainer object, you will have two auth fields: one for your password and one for your PGPKEY. The first one is made of an MD5 hash and can't be retrieved with a whois query, you have to compute it yourself. Openssl can do the job:

openssl passwd -1 ClearPassorwd