How to create route(6) object in AFRINIC IRR

You can specify which Autonomous System(AS) originates your IP prefixes in the AFRINIC Routing Registry by creating objects called route for IPv4 prefixes or route6 for IPv6 prefixes. When referring to both route and route6 objects, we use the term route(6).

Before a route(6) object can be created in the AFRINIC Routing Registry, you need to ensure that;

1) The following objects exist in the AFRINIC whois database;

  • The inetnum/inet6num object for the IP range for which you are creating the object
  • The aut-num which will originate the IP prefix

If the aut-num does not exist in the AFRINIC whois database, you will have to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

2) The mnt-lower in the inetnum/inet6num and the mnt-routes in the aut-num are the same. If either the mnt-lower or mnt-routes are not the same, please refer to the Dual Authentication section. If either the mnt-lower or mnt-routes is AFRINIC-HM-MNT, you will have to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3) Get the route object template and fill in all the mandatory attributes. You need to make sure that the route object has a mnt-routes and that it is the same maintainer that is used as mnt-lower and mnt-routes in the inetnum/inet6num and aut-num respectively. All maintainer objects have a password and you will have to provide the plaintext password for the ‘mnt-routes’ or ‘mnt-lower’ in order to allow the creation of the route object.

4) Create the route object. There are two ways in which you may create the route object;

 

Examples using IPv4/ASN as origin or IPv6/ASN as origin

 

 

 

on Friday August 09 by duksh
Was this helpful?
Date and time in Mauritius -