Who has AS 1712?

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Nov 24 15:21:00 CST 2009


> Of course if it was already assigned when IANA said that (no dates on 
> the link above) then maybe the fault is more IANA's for telling another 
> RIR that they could allocate an ASN that another RIR already allocated. 

i suspect that, in the erx project, there may have been more than one
case of the iana saying "ok, X now manages this block, excpet of course
for those pieces already allocated by Y and Z."  and the latter were not
always well defined or easily learnable, and were not registered
directly with the iana, but other rirs.

<rant>

and the data are all buried in whois, which is not well-defined, stats
files, which are not defined, etc.  the rirs, in the thrall of nih (you
did know that ripe/ncc invented the bicycle), spent decades not agreeing
on common formats, protocols, or code.  this is one result thereof.
testosterone kills, and the community gets the collateral damage.

randy




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