What's the real issue here?

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Wed Sep 19 14:47:28 UTC 2007


On 19/09/2007, at 4:28 PM, NetSecGuy wrote:

> :~> whois
> Unknown AS number or IP network. Please upgrade this program.
> Is this a function of whois hardcoded to no do lookups for this
> address space?  I can't seem to find any info about the range, beyond
> "registered but unallocated".   I figured whois would at least return
> something about it not being allocated.
> Is this hijacked space?

Please note that this error is actually being returned by the 'whois'  
program because it is out of date and does not know what registrar  
this IP range was allocated to yet

quads:~ lathiat$ whois -h whois.arin.net
Charter Communications NETBLK-CHARTER-NET (NET-97-80-0-0-1)
Charter Communications KNG-TN-97-81-24 (NET-97-81-24-0-1)

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2007-09-18 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
quads:~ lathiat$


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