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Re: Origin ASN seen vs Origin ASN in Whois Records Report?

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Sun Nov 23 21:21:13 2008

On 23 Nov 2008, at 21:17, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

Presumably it's from the "Origin AS" field in WHOIS:

Ah, thanks (and also thanks to others who pointed that out off-list).

That seems like a weird anachronism, to be honest. Perhaps it's only because nobody has ever tried to use it for anything that there's never been any reason for the ARIN community to propose that the collection of such information be stopped.