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

  • From: Heather Schiller
  • Date: Mon Nov 24 13:10:46 2008

Joe Abley wrote:

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.


The policy is relatively new.. (Spring 2007) and adopted by the ARIN community after vetting at 2 meetings.. It's optional, so I can't imagine why anyone would propose that ARIN stop collecting this information.

It may be that it's "newness" helps w/ the accuracy.. only time will tell.


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