[arin-ppml] Fraud or not?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Feb 16 02:41:40 EST 2011

I really wish ARIN would make the command line whois work as well as
it used to instead of focusing all their energy on the (much less convenient
much higher overhead from the user perspective) web-based one.


On Feb 15, 2011, at 9:03 PM, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> www.robtex.com says that AS10912 belongs to Internap.
> whois.arin.net says that there ain't no such AS.
> So, should I file a formal report charging Internap with fradulent use
> of resources that are not actually assigned to them?  Or is it more
> likely that ARIN has simply (and entirely) misplaced the WHOIS record
> for AS10912?
> It looks like it's only the traditional whois tool that is failing.  The web tool at arin.net reports it as part of INTERNAP-BLK, which covers ASNs 10910 - 10913.
> http://whois.arin.net/rest/asn/AS10910/pft 
> I suspect your message will be enough to get ARIN to fix the whois port 43 service shortly.  :-)
> -Scott
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