Origin ASN seen vs Origin ASN in Whois Records Report?

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Mon Nov 24 18:14:03 UTC 2008

On 2008-11-24, at 13:10, Heather Schiller wrote:

> 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..

Yep, thanks to you and the others who pointed that out privately.

I think it's of limited utility, but this is not a policy list so I'm  
very happy to keep further reflections on that to myself :-)


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