RIPE-181 to RPSL Transition Plan

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (rps WG)
Authors David Kessens  , Carol Orange 
Last updated 2000-02-14 (latest revision 1998-04-10)
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The standardization of RPSL (Routing Policy Specification Language) is imminent, and there is a user community eager to make use of the power- ful features it offers in the Routing Registry (IRR). Thus, a plan of action is needed to assure a successful transition from the RIPE-181 language currently employed to describe routing policies in the IRR to the more expressive RPSL. This document describes such a plan, which the authors believe can be used to bring about a successful transition in a timely fashion with a minimum of disruption to the IRR and its cur- rent role in Internet routing. This document will be modified to reflect the progress of the transition if appropriate.


David Kessens (
Carol Orange (

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