We are a LIR now – a Local Internet Registry
Every company that wants to participate in the global routing game needs to have a so-called AS number. AS stands for autonomous system and uniquely identifies one or more networks that is controlled by a common network operator. So: hello world, we are AS15701!
The RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens, Network Coordination Center) is the regional authority that hands out IP addresses and AS numbers to ISPs in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. In order to get detailed information about who owns which network, you can query RIPE’s whois database. It provides all the necessary attributes that are needed to contact people of other networks in order to resolve problems. For example, our record looks like this:
# whois AS15701 % This is the RIPE Database query service. % The objects are in RPSL format. % % The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions. % See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf % Note: this output has been filtered. % To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag. % Information related to 'AS15476 - AS15705' as-block: AS15476 - AS15705 descr: RIPE NCC ASN block remarks: These AS Numbers are assigned to network operators in the RIPE NCC service region. mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT created: 2010-05-11T11:45:05Z last-modified: 2014-02-24T13:15:16Z source: RIPE # Filtered % Information related to 'AS15701' % Abuse contact for 'AS15701' is 'email@example.com' aut-num: AS15701 as-name: DATAPATHIO descr: datapath.io GmbH org: ORG-DG106-RIPE import: from AS174 accept ANY export: to AS174 announce AS-DATAPATHIO import: from AS3365 accept ANY export: to AS3365 announce AS-DATAPATHIO import: from AS5580 accept ANY export: to AS5580 announce AS-DATAPATHIO import: from AS9033 accept ANY export: to AS9033 announce AS-DATAPATHIO admin-c: SS28046-RIPE tech-c: SS28046-RIPE remarks: For information on "status:" attribute read https://www.ripe.net/data-tools/db/faq/faq-status-values-legacy-resources status: ASSIGNED mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-END-MNT mnt-by: de-datapathio-1-mnt mnt-routes: de-datapathio-1-mnt created: 2015-09-03T12:51:43Z last-modified: 2015-09-04T15:25:27Z source: RIPE # Filtered organisation: ORG-DG106-RIPE org-name: datapath.io GmbH org-type: LIR address: Rheinstraße 43-45 address: 55116 address: Mainz address: GERMANY phone: +4961319203970 admin-c: SS28046-RIPE tech-c: SS28046-RIPE abuse-c: AR33383-RIPE mnt-ref: de-datapathio-1-mnt mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT created: 2015-09-02T13:45:28Z last-modified: 2015-09-03T12:55:01Z source: RIPE # Filtered person: Sebastian Spies address: Rheinstraße 43-45 address: 55116 address: Mainz address: GERMANY phone: +4915777830883 nic-hdl: SS28046-RIPE mnt-by: de-datapathio-1-mnt created: 2015-09-02T13:45:26Z last-modified: 2015-09-02T13:45:27Z source: RIPE # Filtered
If you want to know more about the RIPE NCC, you can visit their website at www.ripe.net.