[afnog] IP addresses allocated

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Wed Nov 5 12:44:36 UTC 2008

On 05/11/2008 1:28, "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 11:55:00AM +0000,
>  HARDING Pascal <harding at frc.ci> wrote
>  a message of 17 lines which said:
>> is it possible To know the IP addresses allocated to The Providers
> Sure, by using the whois service of Afrinic (whois.afrinic.net).
>> and especially to the countries ?
> Typically no: allocation in the Afrinic region is not per-country but
> per-provider and many providers are multinational.

AfriNIC also publishes a daily file detailing all the allocations and
assignments it has made. The file lists a country for each prefix but the
country listed may not be the country (all) the addresses are used in.
Sometimes providers operate in multiple countries, other times the user is
located in another country but connected by way of a VPN or some other


So - it's not perfect information but it could well be helpful.



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