The Internet Routing Registry Toolset
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The IRRToolSet is a set of tools to work with Internet routing policies. These policies are stored in Internet Routing Registries (IRR) in the Routing Policy Specification Language.

The goal of the IRRToolSet is to make routing information more convenient and useful for network engineers, by providing tools for automated router configuration, routing policy analysis, and on-going maintenance.


IRRToolSet's website, up-to-date code and releases can be found at

Bugs, patches & help

The IRRToolSet community communicates via a mailing list, To subscribe to the mailing list you can visit and use the form in the section called "Subscribing to irrtoolset".

It is preferred for bug reports and patches to be reported on GitHub.


Standard installation needs a GNU C++ compiler & libreadline. You will also need Bison and Flex if you're checking out from git or if you need to change the RPSL grammar.

Under Debian/Ubuntu systems, this should suffice:

$ apt-get install build-essential libreadline6-dev

IRRToolSet uses autotools, so installation is as simple as:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

When working from git instead of a tarball, you will additionally need:

$ apt-get install autoconf automake libtool bison flex

and you should run

$ autoreconf -vfi

before running ./configure.

Copyright and licensing

IRRToolSet has a long history and several parties hold copyright to various parts of IRRToolSet. The code is licensed under a mixture of MIT & GNU GPLv2+ licenses. Please consult the COPYING file for more information.