Unified table of AS names?

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Tue Jun 3 09:37:23 UTC 2003


On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Mike Leber wrote:

> 
> 
> 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:

ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/split/ripe.ripe.db.aut-num.gz

Steve

> 
> Checking server [whois.arin.net] 
> Results:
> 
> OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre 
> OrgID: RIPE 
> Address: Singel 258 
> Address: 1016 AB 
> City: Amsterdam 
> StateProv: 
> PostalCode: 
> Country: NL 
> 
> ASNumber: 3154 - 3353 
> ASName: RIPE-ASNBLOCK4 
> 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>
>               <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/asnrequestform.html>
>               <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/asnsupport.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?  :) :) :)
> 
> Mike.
> 
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