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Re: Unified table of AS names?
From: william () elan net
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 03:18:27 -0700 (PDT)

will give you nice one-line entry for each AS with its number, name and 
description (don't forget to install ripe whois v3 client and change some 
paths in script for it to work on your system)

There is however as you noted a problem with ARIN database as in many 
places for old AS numbers as-name is "UNSPECIFIED" - for all new AS this 
is required so its not as much of a problem. The script above deals with 
that by assigning pseudo-name "ASnumber" for all unspecified names.

And unlike geektools, completewhois will do recursive lookup for as in 
proper database (i.e. "whois -h completewhois.com as3320" in below case) 
but it just outputs all the data as is and I think for what you wanted, 
the pataroo script would work best.

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Mike Leber wrote:

I'm looking for a unified table of AS names or a tool that could be used
to generate such a table.

The table at ftp://ftp.arin.net/info/asn.txt only provides ARIN registered
AS names, using dig NNNN.rdi.int txt only provides ARIN registered AS
names as well, using the geektools whois proxy produces things like:

Checking server [whois.arin.net] 

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre 
Address: Singel 258 
Address: 1016 AB 
City: Amsterdam 
Country: NL 

ASNumber: 3154 - 3353 
ASHandle: AS3154 
Comment: These addresses have been further assigned to users in 
Comment: the RIPE NCC region. Contact information can be found in 
Comment: the RIPE database at http://www.ripe.net/whois 
RegDate: 1993-12-10 
Updated: 2003-04-25 

When a check of RIPE shows:

# whois AS3320 -h whois.ripe.net
% This is the RIPE Whois server.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% Rights restricted by copyright.
% See http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/pub-services/db/copyright.html

as-block:     AS3154 - AS3353
descr:        RIPE NCC ASN block
remarks:      These AS numbers are further assigned by RIPE NCC
remarks:      to LIRs and end-users in the RIPE NCC region
remarks:      Please refer to these documents
remarks:      <http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ir-policies-procedures.html>
admin-c:      CREW-RIPE
tech-c:       OPS4-RIPE
mnt-by:       RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower:    RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
changed:      hostmaster () ripe net 20010423
changed:      hostmaster () ripe net 20011024
changed:      hostmaster () ripe net 20011120
changed:      hostmaster () ripe net 20020408
source:       RIPE

aut-num:      AS3320
as-name:      UNSPECIFIED
descr:        Deutsche Telekom AG
descr:        Internet service provider operations
...more stuff...

Which while you could write a hacked up script that scans for the first
description line after finding an aut-num line that was an exact match,
leave you wondering questions like is the as-name field unused in the RIPE
database (unlike the ARIN database)?

I figure there are several people out that that all must have solved this
problem independently, perhaps one of them would share?  :) :) :)


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