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Q&A: What is a Route Maintainer Object? Does it relate to Silverline services?

Question

What is a Route Maintainer? Does it relate to Silverline services?

 

Environment

  • Silverline DDoS
    • Routed

 

Answer

  • Maintainer is abbreviated as mntner.
  • It is a Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) object attribute that starts with MAINT- i.e MAINT-AS55002.
  • The maintainer object is used to provide contact information and describes security mechanisms to update other objects.
  • The maintainer object is used to provide authorization of registered objects such as route objects, as-sets and members, aut-num, etc. Just to note a few RPLS objects.
  • Maintainer object is mandatory to register any route-registry object.

Examples

The command-line syntaxes used for querying a given maintainer object. 

Simplified (gathering contact information from maintainer object):

$ whois -h whois.radb.net -- '-s radb MAINT-AS55002'

-h - specifies the target IRRd hosted service
-s - specifies the source as RADb


For further insight on the whois command utility issue 'man whois' and hit enter at the shell prompt.

mntner: MAINT-AS55002
descr: Defense.net
admin-c: netops-defense
tech-c: netops-defense
upd-to: netops@defense.net
mnt-nfy: netops@defense.net
auth: CRYPT-PW HIDDENCRYPTPW # Keeper
notify: netops@defense.net
mnt-by: MAINT-AS55002
changed: netops@defense.net 20190910 #22:58:12Z
source: RADB

role: Defense.net Network Operations
address: 801 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
phone: 866-329-4253
e-mail: netops@defense.net
nic-hdl: netops-defense
mnt-by: MAINT-AS55002
changed: netops@defense.net 20190913 #15:18:24Z
source: RADB

Recursive and iterative search for ALL OBJECTS maintained by a specified registered maintainer.

$ whois -h whois.radb.net -- '-s radb -i mnt-by MAINT-AS55002'

-h - specifies the target IRRd hosted service
-s - specifies the source as RADb
-i - specifies the incursive search all 'mnt-by' attributes for maintainer object defined

 

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