Unified table of AS names?

Mike Leber mleber at he.net
Tue Jun 3 06:12:48 UTC 2003

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] 

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre 
Address: Singel 258 
Address: 1016 AB 
City: Amsterdam 
Country: NL 

ASNumber: 3154 - 3353 
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>
admin-c:      CREW-RIPE
tech-c:       OPS4-RIPE
mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower:    RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
changed:      hostmaster at ripe.net 20010423
changed:      hostmaster at ripe.net 20011024
changed:      hostmaster at ripe.net 20011120
changed:      hostmaster at 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?  :) :) :)


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