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[rpd] Legacy holders?
nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Tue Jul 2 09:47:33 UTC 2019
On 01 Jul 2019, at 21:37, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> How would one compile such a list, i.e. a list of all 350 or so
> "legacy" Afrinic members?
> Surely there must be some way to do that, yes?
> Would the fastest way be to just simply plow through the whole
> Afrinic WHOIS data base and pluck out all ORGs that have one or
> more allocations in 196/8?
if you are looking for legacy resources, consider:
# most legacy space is not from 196/8.; recall that 192/8 was the start of the legacy “class c” space, so, there will be blocks here that well predate 196/8 allocations.
# there are legacy “class B” holders; obviously this won’t be in 196/8 either
# ASNs may also be considered legacy
ftp.afrinic.net/pub/stats/afrinic/delegated-afrinic-latest is meant to be a list of afrinic delegations; along with a datestamp. see, as an example:
looking for “early” allocation like these, will be a good hint as to who might hold legacy resources. in the example above, even thought at first glance, this might appear to be a legacy resource, you’ll see that the ORG that this is allocated to, is *not* considered legacy. thus the ORG status, as non-legacy, trumps the resource status.
for your 196/x question; i could suggest a WHOIS query, but, you’re bound to run afoul of the rate limits that the afrinic infrastructure team have on WHOIS queries :-)
i’d suggest three things:
# let the hostmasters answer your first question authoritatively (i’m sure they’ve seen this thread by now)
# sign the afrinic agreement (ie. promise you’re not a spammer) that allows you to mirror afrinic whois data, so you can query at your leisure, or,
# download the ftp file above; and run time-spaced whois queries against that. there are only 1071 196/8 allocations only
> OK. Thanks. What does a line like this specifiy?
> org-type: MEMBER-ONLY
> Is that a non-legacy organization?
“member-only” status, as seen here, is a non-resource holding member of afrinic. as this is an afrinic construct, it would be, by definition, non-legacy. if you find a case of this type of member holding resources, you should definitely point that out to the hostmaster team.
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