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RE: Afghanistan
From: ginny listman <ginny () arin net>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:45:33 -0400 (EDT)

It is true that you can not query based on the country code in the ARIN 
WHOIS database.  However, ARIN provided a monthly report listing all IP 
Addresses and ASes that have been assigned and includes the country code.
RIPE NCC and APNIC provide the same report, in the same format.  The
release of this report was through a coordinated effort of the three RIR,
to help research the depletion rates of both IPs and ASes.  This report
lists only the upstream provider.  So if Afghanistan has received IP space
through an upstream, it will not be reported here.  If you visit 
ftp://ftp.arin.net/pub/stats/ you will find these reports for all three
RIRs.  A quick look at both the ARIN and RIPE reports reveals there are no
direct assignments to Afghanistan.

Ginny Listman
Director of Engineering
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Smith, Rick wrote:

I called.  Arin does not.

They explained that they DO store the country code with the data, but then
they don't allow you to query whois by country code... At least not in their

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Devries [mailto:tim.devries () inquent com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:54 PM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Afghanistan

What about all other nations and states?  I think that type of information
would be useful regardless of this particular situation.
Anyone know if arin et al catagorizes and publishes this information?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan J . Mehl" <memory-nanog () blank org>
To: <nanog () merit edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Afghanistan

In the immortal words of Tim Devries (tim.devries () inquent com):

Does anyone even have a list of IP blocks allocated on a national or
regional level?

"None" and "none."

Afghanistan barely has working voice phone service, and the  Taliban
issued an edict banning all computers and most especially internet
access several months ago.

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