IRRd version 4

Internet Routing Registry daemon version 4 is an IRR database server, processing IRR objects in the RPSL format. Its main features are:

  • Validating, cleaning and storing IRR data, and extracting information for indexing.

  • Providing a whois query interface to query the IRR data.

  • Handling authoritative IRR data, and allowing users with the appropriate authorisation to submit requests to change objects.

  • Mirroring other IRR databases using file imports and NRTM.

  • Offering NRTM mirroring and full export services to other databases.

Legacy versions of IRRd are or were in use at NTT and RADB, amongst other places. Difficulties with continued maintenance and extension of these older versions lead to the IRRd v4 project.

This project was commissioned by NTT and designed and developed by DashCare.

For administrators

This documentation is mainly for administrators of IRRd deployments.

For end users

This documentation is mainly for end users, who are performing queries on IRRd instances, or trying to add objects to an instance, or running mirrors of an IRRd instance.

For developers

This documentation is mainly for people who want to develop on the IRRd codebase itself, or want to know how it works.

General