Assignments from Assignments

Hierarchical organisation of inetnum objects in the RIPE Whois Database is shown below:

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Note that the leaf nodes in the tree are the assigned blocks of customers.
In this scheme, additional hierarchies are undesired since leaf nodes should not have leaf nodes.

Example:

    inetnum: 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
status: ALLOCATED UNSPECIFIED

inetnum: 10.1.0.0 - 10.1.255.255
status: ASSIGNED PI

inetnum: 10.1.0.1 - 10.1.0.255
status: ASSIGNED PI

Here, the inetnum 10.1.0.1 - 10.1.0.255 is an assignment from an assignment, thus inconsistent.

If you want more information about sub-allocations, please read our sub-allocation FAQ.


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