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RIPE Terms of Reference (RFC1181) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001994D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 2K

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R. Blokzijl: AUTHOR


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Network Working Group R. Blokzijl

Request for Comments: 1181 RIPE/NIKHEF

September 1990

RIPE Terms of Reference

Status of this Memo

This RFC describes the Terms of Reference of RIPE (Reseaux IP

Europeens), the cooperation of European IP networks. This memo

provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify

any standard.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

1. Terms of Reference of RIPE

Recognising that IP networks are growing beyond the LAN's in Europe,

and are extending over national and international WAN's in Europe,

the RIPE coordinating body has been created. RIPE stands for the

"Reseaux IP Europeens".

The objective of RIPE is to ensure the necessary administrative and

technical coordination to allow the operation and expansion of a

pan-European IP network.

o RIPE acts as a forum for the exchange of technical information

and the creation of expertise on IP networking.

o The area of relevance for RIPE is Europe.

o All parties operating wide area IP networks are encouraged to


o RIPE promotes and coordinates interconnection of IP networks

within Europe and to other continents.

o RIPE establishes agreement on common network management

practices and the operational management of the interconnected


o RIPE serves as a focal point for other common activities of the

participants related to IP networking.

o All documents produced by RIPE will be publicly available.

o RIPE is not a network service provider. IP networks

collaborating in RIPE remain under the executive authority of

their respective organisations.

Security Considerations

Security issues are not discussed in this memo.

Author's Address

Rob Blokzijl



P.O.B. 41882

NL-1009 DB Amsterdam

the Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 5920413