getasn 0.5

nikw at martnet.com nikw at martnet.com
Mon Jun 21 16:34:38 UTC 1999


I haven't seen one of these around, so I wrote one.  My comments from the
top of the proggie speak for themselves.

#!/usr/local/bin/perl

#getasn, version .5, June 1999, by N.Weidenbacher (nikw at martnet.com)
#getasn is available from http://www.martnet.com/~nikw/getasn

#The purpose of this software is to find the originating AS of the route 
#containing a given IP address or hostname, and to do so in a fun and 
#exciting way!  That is, you type "getasn www.cisco.com" and you get
#the ASN-CISCO record from the ARIN registry.  Needless to say, this
#software is not well-tested at all.

#This software requires the perl Expect module, obtainable from CPAN
#(ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/perl/CPAN), or more specifically, 
#ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/perl/CPAN/modules/by-module/Expect.  Expect, in
#turn, requires IO::Stty, available from
#ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/perl/CPAN/modules/by-module/IO

#getasn requires an internet connection for three reason.
#1) It may need to do a DNS lookup if you supply a name
#2) It needs to telnet to route-views to get a BGP4 route
#3) It needs to whois to rs.arin.net to look up the ASN.

#getasn has only been tested on Solaris 2.7, but it should work pretty well
#on most unixes whose "host" command produces output similar to Solaris's
#"host".  This is a direct result of my lameness.

-nikw





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