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

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Mon Nov 24 13:14:20 2008

On 2008-11-24, at 13:10, Heather Schiller wrote:

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..

Yep, thanks to you and the others who pointed that out privately.

I think it's of limited utility, but this is not a policy list so I'm very happy to keep further reflections on that to myself :-)