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Re: Unified table of AS names?

  • From: william
  • Date: Tue Jun 03 06:27:22 2003

Quick corrections to my email - 
 1. The problem with "UNSPECIFIED" is with RIPE (not ARIN) database
 2. when instaling ripe whois client, I'd recommend version "3.1" and not 
    the latest "3.1.1v.."

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 william@elan.net wrote:

> 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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