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Delete Objects from the RADB via Email


Internet Service Providers and network operators will often need to delete Route objects from the RADB. You'll need to delete a Route object (and submit a new one), for example, if:

  • You are changing ISPs and need to change the origin AS (Home AS) for your route
  • You are no longer using a particular route prefix
  • You are moving to a larger aggregate and want to delete a more specific prefix Follow these instructions to delete an object from the RADB:

Step 1. Use the whois tool to get a copy of the object exactly as it currently exists in the registry. Put the object in a temporary file. For example:

whois -h whois.radb.net 10.1.2.0/24 > temp

Step 2. Edit the 'temp' file you've created. If the file contains more than one object, remove the extra objects so that only the object or objects you want to delete remain.

Step 3. Do not change any lines in the object(s) you want to delete (not even the 'changed:' line). Simply append a line such as the following to the objects:

delete:  user@your.net <reason for the deletion>

To delete more than one object, append a 'delete:' line to each object and separate each object by a blank line. If you are using password (CRYPT-PW) authentication, you must include a single "password:" line at the beginning of the message to authenticate your deletions. Your 'temp' file might then look like this:

password:    xxxxxxxxx

route:       10.1.2/24
descr:       Example-NET
origin:      AS65000
mnt-by:      MAINT-AS65000
changed:     pern@Example-NET 20050525
source:      RADB
delete:      user@your.net prefix no longer used

route:       10.1.3/24
descr:       Example-NET
origin:      AS65000
mnt-by:      MAINT-AS65000
changed:     pern@Example-NET 20050525
source:      RADB
delete:      user@your.net prefix no longer used
  1. Submit the object to auto-dbm@radb.net. For example:

    mail auto-dbm@radb.net < temp

If you have further questions about deleting RADB objects, send e-mail to: radb-support@merit.edu.

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