In order to meet a demand from some ISPs in the region, LACNIC is making available an Automated Resource Management System (SARA)
SARA is an interface for the maintenance of number resources that can be used in an automated way. The protocol chosen for this task is EPP - Extensible Provisioning Protocol.
EPP is an IETF standards track protocol for the provisioning and
management of objects stored in a central repository. It is a
client-server protocol which works with client-initiated
command-response XML message exchanges on top of TCP+TLS
Although initially designed for domain name registries, it's
flexible enough to permit the provisioning and management of
other objects such as number resources like IPv4, IPv6 and
ASNs. LACNIC wrote some extensions to EPP to make the
maintenance of number resources possible. (Please, refer to the
Technical References section on the
bottom of this page).
It's worth noting that the use of SARA is optional. LACNIC
members can still use our web interface. There are no plans to
make SARA mandatory.
The EPP protocol implementation is in its Beta version. If your organization has resources allocated directly by LACNIC and is interested in testing the system, please go to "Testing the SARA system BETA version.
If you have any questions you can send an email to: email@example.com
Testing your system before going production
To use the SARA Beta system Beta version follow these steps:
Once we have received it we will contact you notifying about the permission access.
Before using the EPP service, organizations have to modify their
systems to use the EPP interface, which means implementing at
least the following EPP commands:
- create, info, update of user contact handles (contact mapping);
- create, info, update of organizations (brorg mapping);
- create, info, update, delete of IP Blocks (ipnetwork mapping);
- info, update of ASNs (asn mapping);
The complete description of each of these commands can be found
in the RFCs and extensions drafts
There is an EPP client library written in C++ by the NIC.br, which can be used on the LACNIC member's system, serving as a
reference for implementations in other programming languages or
for debugging purposes. It can be found at:
After downloading it you can check the install instructions in
the INSTALL file. Examples of SHEPP usage can be
Tests can be performed on a server dedicated for EPP tests. If your organization have direct resource allocations received from LACNIC and you are interested in using the EPP service you can go at "Testing your system before going production" section.
- EPP RFCs
Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Contact Mapping
Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Transport over TCP
- EPP Extensions
BR Organization Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning
IP Network Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol
Autonomous System Number Mapping for the Extensible
Provisioning Protocol (EPP)