Who has AS 1712?

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Wed Nov 25 09:52:14 UTC 2009

* Hank Nussbacher:

> Perhaps the RIRs could get together and agree on a common whois syntax
> so that when I check one RIR with one syntax - it would work on others
> as well?  This issue has been around for over 7 years and I can't
> understand why the RIRs can't find common ground for the sake of the
> end users?  Even if ARIN or APNIC won't accept "-B -G", then at least
> let their whois engine just ignore those extra parameters it doesn't
> understand.  To me it looks like minor software changes.

There's also the little-known issue that the correct syntax for
querying ARIN's WHOIS for AS number is "23456", and not the "AS23456"
syntax encoded in multiple tools.


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