[arin-ppml] incorrect database info cause routing issue

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Feb 26 19:17:01 EST 2015


NO…

What I am saying is that the TCP-based whois server at ARIN does not always work as expected. Their focus has been on improving the RESTful server and they have largely ignored the TCP-based server.

Owen

> On Feb 26, 2015, at 13:36 , Aaron Dudek <adudek16 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> besides that it's his application not Arin's, unless I read the output incorrectly
> 
> On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Aaron Dudek <adudek16 at gmail.com <mailto:adudek16 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> it's a cli. what kind of ui are you looking for? 
> 
> On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','owen at delong.com');>> wrote:
> Most likely this is more a case of ARIN refusing to maintain a decent UI on command-line whois and focusing all their efforts on the RESTful interface on the web server…
> 
> Here’s what I get from that:
> 
> Net Range	45.192.0.0 - 45.222.255.255
> CIDR	45.192.0.0/12 <http://45.192.0.0/12>
> 45.208.0.0/13 <http://45.208.0.0/13>
> 45.216.0.0/14 <http://45.216.0.0/14>
> 45.220.0.0/15 <http://45.220.0.0/15>
> 45.222.0.0/16 <http://45.222.0.0/16>
> Name	AFRINIC
> Handle	NET-45-192-0-0-1
> Parent	NET45 (NET-45-0-0-0-0 <http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-45-0-0-0-0.html>)
> Net Type	Transferred to AfriNIC
> Origin AS	
> Organization	African Network Information Center (AFRINIC <http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AFRINIC.html>)
> Registration Date	2014-05-22
> Last Updated	2015-02-26
> Comments	
> RESTful Link	http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-45-192-0-0-1 <http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-45-192-0-0-1>
> See Also	Related organization's POC records. <http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AFRINIC/pocs>
> See Also	Related delegations. <http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-45-192-0-0-1/rdns>
> 
> Organization
> Name	African Network Information Center
> Handle	AFRINIC
> Street	Level 11ABC
> Raffles Tower
> Lot 19, Cybercity
> City	Ebene
> State/Province	
> Postal Code	
> Country	MU
> Registration Date	2004-05-17
> Last Updated	2010-06-28
> Comments	AfriNIC - http://www.afrinic.net <http://www.afrinic.net/>
> The African & Indian Ocean Internet Registry
> RESTful Link	http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AFRINIC <http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AFRINIC>
> Referral Server	whois://whois.afrinic.net:43 <>
> Function	Point of Contact
> Tech	GENER11-ARIN (GENER11-ARIN <http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GENER11-ARIN.html>)
> Admin	GENER11-ARIN (GENER11-ARIN <http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GENER11-ARIN.html>)
> Abuse	GENER11-ARIN (GENER11-ARIN <http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/GENER11-ARIN.html>)
> 
> 
> It would be nice if ARIN would fix the command line whois server, but so far, my efforts to get them to do so have been fruitless.
> 
> Owen
> 
>> On Feb 26, 2015, at 4:01 AM, Mike Smith <ms258322 at gmail.com <>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi
>> 
>> Please see below, anyone else can help test both DB and see the inconsistency?
>> 
>> 
>> Carels-Air:~ carel$ whois 45.195.0.0
>> 
>> #
>> # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
>> # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html <https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html>
>> #
>> # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at
>> # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml <http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml>
>> #
>> 
>> 
>> #
>> # Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
>> # "n 45.195.0.0"
>> #
>> # Use "?" to get help.
>> #
>> 
>> No match found for 45.195.0.0.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> #
>> # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
>> # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html <https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html>
>> #
>> # If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at
>> # http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml <http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml>
>> #
>> 
>> Carels-Air:~ carel$ whois -h whois.afrinic.net <http://whois.afrinic.net/>45.1950.0
>> % This is the AfriNIC Whois server.
>> 
>> % Note: this output has been filtered.
>> % To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag.
>> 
>> % Information related to '45.192.0.0 - 45.199.255.255'
>> 
>> % No abuse contact registered for 45.192.0.0 - 45.199255.255
>> 
>> inetnum: 45.192.0.0 - 45.199.255.255
>> netname: CloudInnovation
>> descr: CloudInnovation infrastructure
>> country: ZA
>> admin-c: OS9-AFRINIC
>> tech-c: OS9-AFRINIC
>> status: ASSIGNED PA
>> mnt-by: CIL1-MNT
>> mnt-routes: CIL1-MNT
>> source: AFRINIC # Filtered
>> parent: 45.192.0.0 - 45.207.255.255
>> 
>> person: OutsideHeaven Support
>> nic-hdl: OS9-AFRINIC
>> address: Ebene
>> address: MU
>> address: Mahe
>> address: Seychelles
>> phone:  +248 4 610 795 <tel:+248%204%20610%20795>
>> source: AFRINIC # Filtered
>> 
>> 
>> On Thursday, February 26, 2015, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net <>> wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 2015, at 2:23 AM, Mike Smith <ms258322 at gmail.com <>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi
>>> 
>>> I have been told by your Hostmaster it has been resolved, however, equiriy to Whois.afrinic.net <http://whois.afrinic.net/> or Whois.arin.net <http://whois.arin.net/> still shows different results.
>>> 
>>> Example would be 45.208.0.0, anyone can try.
>> 
>> Mike - 
>> 
>>    ARIN administers the 45/8 address block; there are specific subranges that are 
>>    allocated to various RIRs, e.g. 45.192.0.0 - 45.222.255.255 to AFRINIC.   You
>>    will this reflected in your Whois query results.    
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> /John
>> 
>> John Curran
>> President and CEO
>> ARIN
>> 
>>  
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