Who has AS 1712?

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Nov 24 21:21:00 UTC 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.


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.


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