From: Heather Schiller (no email)
Date: Mon Nov 24 2008 - 13:10:35 EST
Joe Abley wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2008, at 21:17, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>> Presumably it's from the "Origin AS" field in WHOIS:
> Ah, thanks (and also thanks to others who pointed that out off-list).
> That seems like a weird anachronism, to be honest. Perhaps it's only
> because nobody has ever tried to use it for anything that there's never
> been any reason for the ARIN community to propose that the collection of
> such information be stopped.
The policy is relatively new.. (Spring 2007) and adopted by the ARIN
community after vetting at 2 meetings.. It's optional, so I can't
imagine why anyone would propose that ARIN stop collecting this information.
It may be that it's "newness" helps w/ the accuracy.. only time will tell.
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