Origin ASN seen vs Origin ASN in Whois Records Report?

Heather Schiller heather.schiller at verizonbusiness.com
Mon Nov 24 12:10:35 CST 2008


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.
> 
> 
> Joe
> 

The policy is relatively new.. (Spring 2007) and adopted by the ARIN 
community after vetting at 2 meetings.. It's optional, so I can't 
imagine why anyone would propose that ARIN stop collecting this information.

http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2006_3.html

It may be that it's "newness" helps w/ the accuracy.. only time will tell.

  --heather

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