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Re: Unified table of AS names?

  • From: william
  • Date: Tue Jun 03 06:25:35 2003

http://www.potaroo.net/bgp/rirstats/whoisquery
will give you nice one-line entry for each AS with its number, name and 
description (don't forget to install ripe whois v3 client and change some 
paths in script for it to work on your system)

There is however as you noted a problem with ARIN database as in many 
places for old AS numbers as-name is "UNSPECIFIED" - for all new AS this 
is required so its not as much of a problem. The script above deals with 
that by assigning pseudo-name "ASnumber" for all unspecified names.

And unlike geektools, completewhois will do recursive lookup for as in 
proper database (i.e. "whois -h completewhois.com as3320" in below case) 
but it just outputs all the data as is and I think for what you wanted, 
the pataroo script would work best.

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Mike Leber wrote:

> 
> 
> I'm looking for a unified table of AS names or a tool that could be used
> to generate such a table.
> 
> The table at ftp://ftp.arin.net/info/asn.txt only provides ARIN registered
> AS names, using dig NNNN.rdi.int txt only provides ARIN registered AS
> names as well, using the geektools whois proxy produces things like:
> 
> Checking server [whois.arin.net] 
> Results:
> 
> OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre 
> OrgID: RIPE 
> Address: Singel 258 
> Address: 1016 AB 
> City: Amsterdam 
> StateProv: 
> PostalCode: 
> Country: NL 
> 
> ASNumber: 3154 - 3353 
> ASName: RIPE-ASNBLOCK4 
> ASHandle: AS3154 
> Comment: These addresses have been further assigned to users in 
> Comment: the RIPE NCC region. Contact information can be found in 
> Comment: the RIPE database at http://www.ripe.net/whois 
> RegDate: 1993-12-10 
> Updated: 2003-04-25 
> 
> When a check of RIPE shows:
> 
> # whois AS3320 -h whois.ripe.net
> % This is the RIPE Whois server.
> % The objects are in RPSL format.
> %
> % Rights restricted by copyright.
> % See http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/pub-services/db/copyright.html
> 
> as-block:     AS3154 - AS3353
> descr:        RIPE NCC ASN block
> remarks:      These AS numbers are further assigned by RIPE NCC
> remarks:      to LIRs and end-users in the RIPE NCC region
> remarks:      Please refer to these documents
> remarks:      <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ir-policies-procedures.html>
>               <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/asnrequestform.html>
>               <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/asnsupport.html>
> admin-c:      CREW-RIPE
> tech-c:       OPS4-RIPE
> mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
> mnt-lower:    RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
> changed:      hostmaster@ripe.net 20010423
> changed:      hostmaster@ripe.net 20011024
> changed:      hostmaster@ripe.net 20011120
> changed:      hostmaster@ripe.net 20020408
> source:       RIPE
> 
> aut-num:      AS3320
> as-name:      UNSPECIFIED
> descr:        Deutsche Telekom AG
> descr:        Internet service provider operations
> ...more stuff...
> 
> Which while you could write a hacked up script that scans for the first
> description line after finding an aut-num line that was an exact match,
> leave you wondering questions like is the as-name field unused in the RIPE
> database (unlike the ARIN database)?
> 
> I figure there are several people out that that all must have solved this
> problem independently, perhaps one of them would share?  :) :) :)
> 
> Mike.
> 
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