[db-wg] RIPE DB missing inetnum referral for 204/8 (and others) to ARIN?
Shane Kerr shane at ripe.net
Wed Dec 10 14:54:39 CET 2003
Daniel Roesen wrote: > Hi, > > $ whois -h whois.ripe.net 188.8.131.52 > [...] > inetnum: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255 > netname: IANA-BLK > descr: The whole IPv4 address space > [...] > > and nothing else. The referral to ARIN for 204/8 is missing. > I've checked a couple of other RIRs /8s which all had the same problem. > > Was there a deliberate change that I missed? The RIPE Database keeps information about resources in the RIPE NCC service region, as well as routing registry records. The RIPE NCC does not maintain information about resources managed by other RIRs. Users wishing to know which RIR is responsible for a given /8 should consult the IANA: http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space Providing this information via a Whois interface is a service the RIRs are considering for the NRO structure. -- Shane Kerr Software Engineering Group Manager RIPE NCC
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