The object template includes information on how to complete the attribute values.
Status Instance Search Status route: [mandatory] [single] [primary/lookup key] descr: [mandatory] [multiple] [ ] country: [optional] [single] [ ] origin: [mandatory] [single] [primary/inverse key] holes: [optional] [multiple] [ ] member-of: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key] inject: [optional] [multiple] [ ] aggr-mtd: [optional] [single] [ ] aggr-bndry: [optional] [single] [ ] export-comps: [optional] [single] [ ] components: [optional] [single] [ ] remarks: [optional] [multiple] [ ] notify: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key] mnt-lower: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key] mnt-routes: [optional] [multiple] [inverse key] mnt-by: [mandatory] [multiple] [inverse key] last-modified: [generated] [single] [ ] source: [mandatory] [single] [ ]
route: 192.168.1.0/24 descr: route object for 192.168.1.0/24 country: AU origin: AS1234 mnt-lower: MAINT-EXAMPLENET-AP mnt-routes: MAINT-EXAMPLENET-AP mnt-by: MAINT-EXAMPLENET-AP last-modified: 2018-08-30T07:50:19Z source: APNIC
Attribute must be included in the object. Failure to do so will result in errors.
The address prefix to be routed.
A short description related to the object, including the organization responsible for the route object.
The AS number used to route the address prefix described in the route attribute.
Note: if the same address prefix is routed by more than one AS, that is, the network is multihomed, the origin attribute distinguishes between route objects with the same prefix in the route attribute.
Lists a registered 'mntner' used to authorize and authenticate changes to this object.
It is a time stamp that is generated by the system to reflect when the object was last modified.
The database where the object is registered.
Attribute may be deleted from the object. To delete an optional attribute you must also remove the attribute from the object template. Failure to do so will result in errors.
Two letter ISO 3166 code of the country or economy where the admin-c is based.
Please use UPPERCASE letters.
Lists address prefixes that are not reachable through the route.
Identifies a route-set object of which you wish this route to be a member.
Note: to be included as a member of the route-set, the route-set object must specify the maintainer of the route object in the route-set object's mbrs-by-ref attribute.
For more information, see RFC 2622 – Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL), section 8.1
Specifies which routers perform the aggregation and when the routers should perform the aggregation.
Specifies how the route aggregate is generated.
TA set of Autonomous Systems which form the aggregation boundary.
Specifies an RPSL filter that matches the more specific routes that need to be exported outside the aggregation boundary.
The component routes used to form the aggregate.
General remarks related to the role object. Remarks can include a URL or RFC 822 address (if
The email address to which notifications of changes to this object should be sent.
If no 'mnt-routes' attribute is included, the registered 'mntner' object specified in the mnt-lower attribute is used to control the creation of more specific
The identifier of a registered mntner object used to control the creation of route objects more specific than this route object.
Attribute value is generated by the database.
This object can be created and updated in MyAPNIC.
Instances of attribute allowed
Attribute must appear only once in the object.
Attribute may appear multiple times in the object. For example, you may wish to include more than one admin-c attribute.
Attribute search status
Primary keys distinguish an object from all other objects in the database.
To update a primary key, you must delete the entire object and them create a new object with the updated information.
Attribute can be queried in the database to return the object. Please note, however, that a lookup key does not uniquely identify an object.
Attribute can be used when performing an inverse query using the -i flag. For example, the query
-i mntner <MNTNER-NAME>
will return all objects with the specified maintainer in the mnt-by attribute.
Using route objects
Use route objects to help configure your network's routers. Route objects, in combination with the aut-num and other related objects, can be used to describe your routing policy in a compact form. This can help your network identify routing policy errors and omissions more easily than by reading long configuration files.
- Use automated tools, such as IRRToolset, to retrieve information from the route objects to create router configuration files for different architectures.
- Configuration files produced this way are less prone to errors than manually configured routers.
- If your network needs are complex, there are optional advanced technical attributes that allow you to specify route aggregation.