Question on "Network Number Usage Survey"
bmanning at ISI.EDU
Tue Jan 23 10:01:29 CET 1996
> > PIER, > > as contact person for a block of addresses, registered in the data > bases of The InterNIC, I get many many "Network Number Usage Survey"s. > The first ten-or-so I answered. However, I just received another dozen > or so. > > When I would have been the official contact for all of these networks I > surely would have answered all individual messages. However, all of > these networks are in use in Europe, hence the data in the InterNIC > data bases is not authoritative IMHO. For Europe, this information > should be gathered from the RIPE data bases (whois.ripe.net). > > In the RIPE data base, in which SURFnet stores *all* of its information > regarding networks, all correct contact persons can be found. > > Could you please query the RIPE data base as well, for networks in use in > Europe?! Thanks. > > Erik-Jan. > Hi, It's just me, Suzane, and the robot. The robot took a snapshot of the InterNic database of delegated blocks and sent/is sending the can'ed email to the listed coordinator for every delegated prefix in the 192.x.x.x range. Note that this is only being done for prefixes in the 192/8 range. As far as I can tell, RIPE NCC was never delegated this block. People are, of course, free to register their delegations, from what ever source, into their routing registry of choice. The intent was to use the authoritative delegation registry to verify use. Now this points out a couple of interesting things: - The InterNic data could be better organized. For those organiziations which have been delegated consecutive /24s, an effort could/should be made to have the InterNic recast these delegations as a single CIDR entry instead of the component parts. This is being followed up on with the InterNic. (Reduces the number of queries that you see) - If the idea of using the same delegation and routing registry appeals to you, you may want to consider how to return those old, nasty 192 delegations and use the clean blocks from the RIPE NCC. (Here is where PIER might be of help) --bill
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