[ncc-services-wg] New service: ip2asn
Joe St Sauver JOE at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
Sat Sep 27 02:51:23 CEST 2003
Hi, #3) "Routeviews project now has a test/static asn zone up that you can try" # # % dig @archive.routeviews.org 22.214.171.124.asn.routeviews.org txt # # comments: interesting idea but at the time it was still under # development. It's a production service now, and gets rebuilt and reloaded twice a day; DMM announced it on NANOG, for example. The comment was also offered: # strange replies on non-matched IPs, e.g. try # host -t txt 7.227.290.195.asn.routeviews.org Zen-like question: for dotted quads not in the routing table, what *should* be returned? One postulated answer: 4294967295 ==> "route not in table" You could pick some other "magic" number, but I think this one should serve the purpose just fine. :-) Regarding the other ip2asn methods, I'm happy having a thousand methods bloom, so long as they enhance the ability of folks to tie dotted quads to a relevant responsible entity. :-) Regards, Joe P.S. Also note that in addition to the asn zone, an aspath zone is also available, provided in part to deal with any attempt to interpose "throw away" stub ASNs to shelter "real" ASNs; it is available by querying host -t txt $revip.aspath.routeviews.org Be sure to anticipate and plan for the possibility of multiple aspath txt records being returned in response to a query.