From: Joe Abley (no email)
Date: Mon Nov 24 2008 - 13:14:03 EST
On 2008-11-24, at 13:10, Heather Schiller wrote:
> 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..
Yep, thanks to you and the others who pointed that out privately.
I think it's of limited utility, but this is not a policy list so I'm
very happy to keep further reflections on that to myself :-)