Network Working Group R. Blokzijl Request for Comments: 1181 RIPE/NIKHEF September 1990
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.
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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.
collaborating in RIPE remain under the executive authority of their respective organisations.
Security issues are not discussed in this memo.
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