# RIPE Database Release Notes

This page will be updated with every release of the RIPE Database software. The version number of the production software is visible at the end of each query as a comment and is also presented at the end of each update acknowledgement.

You can test an upcoming Release Candidate (RC) in the Release Candidate environment

Upcoming Release RIPE Database Release 1.113

Current Release RIPE Database Release 1.112

Previous Releases

Archive of Older Releases (opens new window)

# Release Candidate Environment

The Release Candidate environment contains the upcoming release of the database software with a dummified snapshot of the production data. The dummification is only applied to personal data. This environment makes it possible for you to test your software with upcoming versions of the RIPE Database.

# Information About Services

Service Location
command line whois-rc.ripe.net, port 43
syncupdates https://syncupdates-rc.db.ripe.net
REST API https://rest-rc.db.ripe.net
RDAP API https://rdap-rc.db.ripe.net
web application https://rc.db.ripe.net
mailupdates rc-dbm@ripe.net

# Differences From Live RIPE Database

  • For each mntner object in the Release Candidate database, the passwords have been set to the object id. For example, the object:

inetnum: 193.0.0.0 - 103.0.7.255 ... mnt-by: ninja-mnt ... can be changed by supplying the password: ninja-mnt. Regardless of the passwords used in the live RIPE Database, in the Release Candidate database they have been adjusted to reflect the mntner id.

  • The databases are snapshots of live RIPE Database data, dummified in the beginning of each new testing period. Personal data is replaced during the dummification process.
  • No emails are sent from the Release Candidate system. This means no response from mailupdates submissions to the Release Candidate database, no ack or notify emails are sent by the Release Candidate database.

# Notes

As in the live RIPE Database, Access Control Lists (ACLs) are active. Even though the personal data in the Release Candidate database is dummified, ACLs are active to ensure it operates in the same way as the production system.

Even though the Release Candidate database contains snapshot of the live data from the start of the testing period, no changes made to the Release Candidate database will have any impact on the live RIPE Database data. The two are completely separated.

Any scripts or automated processes you use to maintain your data in the RIPE Database can be used with the Release Candidate database - simple adjust the URLs accordingly. The whole purpose is to allow you to test your processes as closely as possible to the action RIPE Database using newly developed and released software.

# RIPE Database Release 1.100

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 8 April 2021 Production environment: 22 April 2021

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.100 includes the following main changes:

  • Separate email address and leading/trailing space during Punycode conversion (#782)
  • Use status index during update validation (#725)
  • Fixed aut-num attribute managed flag in lookup and search response (#749)
  • Added client flag to API for proxying requests (#728)
  • RDAP nameserver not implemented (#711)
  • Fixed delete object bug (#723)
  • Java 11 support (#673)
  • Update dependencies

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.101

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 17 June 2021 Production environment: 1 July 2021

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.101 includes the following main changes:

  • Switch RIPE database to UTC timezone
  • Display an error on NRTM if client is blocked by ACL limit (#812)
  • Added rewrite rules to embedded jetty (#801)
  • RDAP nameserver queries always return Not Implemented (#811)
  • Updated dependencies

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# Operational Changes

Some operational changes will also de made to the production environment on 1 July 2021:

  • Remove support for TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 on HTTPS connections
  • Remove unsecure TLS cipher algorithms
    • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_CAMELLIA_128_CBC_SHA
    • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_CAMELLIA_256_CBC_SHA
    • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_SEED_CBC_SHA
    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SH
  • Remove HTTP redirects for whois.ripe.net and www.db.ripe.net
    • HTTP requests to these hosts will no longer redirect to https://apps.db.ripe.net but will return 400 Bad Request.
  • Remove HTTP redirects for the legacy Whois REST API
    • The legacy Whois REST API was retired in 2015, a temporary redirect is now being removed.
    • HTTP requests to http://apps.db.ripe.net/whois/lookup/ripe will return 400 Bad Request.

Please check your Whois client in case you are affected by these changes.

# RIPE Database Release 1.102

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 23 November 2021 Production environment: 7 December 2021

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.102 includes the following main changes:

  • NWI-13: Geofeed (#937)
  • Support base64 encoded signed update messages (sent by Thunderbird 78+)(#942)
  • Updated "geoloc:" help text (#929)
  • Support IDN in outgoing mail update notifications (#888)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.102.1

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 13 December 2021 Production environment: 13 December 2021

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.102.1 includes the following main changes:

  • Updated Log4j to 2.15.0 to fix the Log4Shell vulnerability: https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zero-day/

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.102.2

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 20 December 2021 Production environment: 20 December 2021

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.102.2 includes the following main change:

  • Update the Log4j library from 2.15.0 to 2.17.0 to fix vulnerabilities

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.102.3

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 31 March 2022 Production environment: 31 March 2022

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.102.3 includes the following main change:

  • Update of the Spring Framework library from 5.3.13 to 5.3.18 to address Spring4Shell vulnerability.

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.103

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 25 April 2022 Production environment: 9 May 2022

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.103 includes the following main changes:

  • Fixed "geofeed:" validation when reading object containing multiple remarks: attributes (#975)
  • Removed WHITEPAGES org type. (#1003)
  • Better Error Message when Changing "mnt-by:" on Allocations (#988)
  • Allow user "mnt-by:" when creating inet6num allocations (already allowed for inetnums) (#982)
  • Disallow weak keys and hash algorithms (#642, #974)
  • Abuse-c is Required for End User Organisations With Resources (#955, #969)
  • Domain overlap validator (#956)
  • Increase HTTP idle timeout from 30s to 60s (#998)
  • Lacnic GRS import was incorrectly treated as UTF-8 (should have been latin-1). (#958)
  • Updated Zonemaster client to match API Changes (#1005)
  • Implemented Elasticsearch (#944, #989, #993, #997)
  • Updated dependencies

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.104

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 26th September 2022 Production environment: 10 October 2022

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.104 includes the following main changes:

  • Allow Grouping (-G) flag in Whois Search API (#1077)
  • cidr0 notation for RDAP response (#1068)
  • Remove whois tags (#1059)
  • Added text/plain to Search and REST APIs (#1054)
  • Add comment not NOOP (#1052)
  • Do not allow comments in managed attributes (#1045)
  • Use documentation prefix 192.0.2.0/24 (#1044)
  • Organisation country: is modifiable for end-user orgs without RIPE NCC resources (#1041)
  • Do not return deleted versions (#1015)
  • Redirect empty requests to syncupdates help (#1011)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.105

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 29th November 2022 Production environment: 13th December 2022

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.105 includes the following main change:

  • NWI-19: Change to AS-SET object naming rules

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.106

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 6th February 2023 Production environment: 20th February 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.106 includes the following main change:

  • NWI-19 Implement AS_SET NONAUTH (#1169)
  • Implement RDAP "networks" and "autnums" elements in RDAP entity response (#1103)
  • RDAP Flat model, don't return as-block (#1125)
  • RDAP Refactor rdap errors (#1124)
  • RDAP Events and notices (#1112)
  • NRTMv4 changes (#1166, #1156, #1099)
  • Improve AS-SET documentation (#1147)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.106.1

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 6th February 2023 Production environment: 5th April 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.106.1 includes the following main change:

  • NWI-12 NRTMv4 changes
  • Updated Zonemaster client to match API Changes (#1206, #1207)
  • Add all warnings to update with override response (#1189)
  • Handle expected servlet exceptions in RDAP exception mapper (#1193)
  • Redirect Inverse Domain queries to the Authoritative Source (#1213)
  • Fix highlight issue with dot in Elasticsearch (#1194)
  • UnmappedType warning for Elasticsearch (#1191)
  • Updated dependencies

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.107

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 5th June 2023 Production environment: 19th June 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.107 includes the following main changes:

  • NWI-14 add mnt-ref to additional object types (#1243)
  • Sign NRTMv4 notifications (#1241)
  • Separate job for NRTMv4 snapshot file (#1219)
  • Truncate long fields while indexing in Elasticsearch (#1236)
  • Elasticsearch filters inconsistency (#1231)
  • Limit resource lookups in RDAP organisation entity requests (#1220)
  • Allow any characters in local part of SSO auth email addresses (#1237)
  • LIR country attribute bug (#1245)
  • Include country: in Organisation Split File (#1251)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.108

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 13th September 2023 Production environment: 27th September 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.108 includes the following main changes:

  • NRTMv4 Use base64 instead of Hex (#1302)
  • NRTMv4 JSON Text Sequences (#1304)
  • RDAP Add multi mnt-by error (#1301)
  • RDAP Add remarks (#1278)
  • Syncupdates Warn when http (#1292)
  • Remove Lucene support (#1285)
  • Elasticsearch do not rebuild from scratch (#1294)
  • Elasticsearch use phrase without prefix due to bug (#1298)
  • Elasticsearch scape colons (#1299)
  • Jakarta / EE9 (#744)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.109

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 20th November 2023 Production environment: 4th December 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.109 includes the following main changes:

  • RDAP redaction (#1317)
  • Removed organisation "e-mail" from RDAP to match Whois and added to redaction list (#1333)
  • Removed geofeed prefix validation (#1326)
  • Added HTTPS Support to Whois Backend (#1329)
  • Support HTTP Basic authentication (#1342)
  • Support HTTPS Client Certificate Authentication (#1343)
  • Initialize NRTMv4 from command-line (JMX) (#1310)
  • Use parallel stream to generate NRTMv4 snapshots more quickly (#1309)
  • Include AS-SET in RIPE-NONAUTH dump (#1352)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.109.1

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 6th December 2023 Production environment: 20th December 2023

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.109.1 includes the following change:

  • [rdap] Organisation RDAP Object is Assumed to be an IP on Country Attribute (#1362)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.110

# Date of Deployment

(Deployed together with 1.111)

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.110 includes the following changes:

  • [rdap] Implemented RDAP Extension for Geofeed Data (draft-ietf-regext-rdap-geofeed-01) (#1366)
  • [rdap] Improve RDAP documentation (#1373, #1388)
  • [rdap] Implement RDAP RIR Search - Basic Search Features (#1379)
  • [rdap] Enable e-mail in RDAP entity responses (in top level vcard) (#1384)
  • [rdap] Add geofeed as a link to conform with v1 draft (#1374)
  • [api] Separate secure connector for Client Certificate authentication (#1390)
  • [api] Use clientip flag as remote address from trusted source (#1391)
  • [api] Redirect HTTP(S) requests to whois.ripe.net to the DB web application query page (#1396)
  • [api] Elasticsearch refreshed after update/create (#1367)
  • [api] Document inet6num assignment-size maximum prefix (#1375)
  • [all] Daily limit is configurable (#1401)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.111

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 14th March 2024 Production environment: 28th March 2024

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.111 includes the following changes:

  • [update] Don't send email to undeliverable addresses (#1404)
  • [update] Add email unsubscribe support (#1404)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.112

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 2nd May 2024 Production environment: 16th May 2024

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.112 includes the following changes:

  • [all] NWI-4: Add ALLOCATED-ASSIGNED PA inetnum status (#1432)
  • [query] Set Charset Flag (#1450)
  • [update] Don't allow "mnt-lower" on assignments (#1452)
  • [api] Fixed Syncupdates HELP Bug (#1453)
  • [rdap] RDAP Link Title is a String not List (#1445)
  • [mail] Remove Message If Bounce Detection Or Unsubscribe Fails (#1418)
  • [mail] Handle Multiple Delivery Status Notification Failure Responses for the Same Email Address (#1417)
  • [mail] Final-Recipient: RFC822 is case insensitive (#1423)
  • [mail] Refactor Mail Sender to allow multiple recipients (#1411)
  • [all] Route ROA checker (#1416)
  • [all] Schedule ROA load each 15 minutes (#1444)
  • [query] Allow inverse query for e-mail from trusted addresses (#1435)
  • [query] Allow inverse query for sponsoring-org from all addresses (#1431)
  • [nrtm] Return 404 on invalid NRTMv4 notification file path (#1422)

The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt

# RIPE Database Release 1.113

# Date of Deployment

Release Candidate (RC) environment: 17th June 2024 Production environment: 1st July 2024

# New or Improved Features

Whois Release 1.113 includes the following changes:

  • Inetnum AGGREGATED-BY-LIR status (#1467)

  • Enable Client Auth Certificate for Lookup (#1475)

  • ROA Overlapping INVALID ROA and VALID ROA fix (#1470)

  • Java 21 Support (#1440)

  • The full list of changes can be found in the source repository: https://github.com/RIPE-NCC/whois/blob/master/changes.txt