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Read Me: Report of Resources with No Valid POCs

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Report Summary

This report contains a list Nets and ASNs that meet the following criteria:

  • There are no POCs associated with the resource either directly (a resource POC) or indirectly (a POC associated with the resource's Org)
    OR
  • ALL POCs associated with the resource are invalid. A POC handle is marked invalid by ARIN staff when the POC has not been modified in more than one year and the POC fails to respond to ARIN's requests to validate the POC information.

Contents of ZIP File

no-valid-poc-resource-report.xml
the report in XML format
no-valid-poc-resource-report.txt
the report in text format
no-valid-poc-resource-report.xsl
the XSLT template used to generate the text format from the XML format
schemas
directory of RelaxNG schema files that define the xml document above
README.txt
this file

Description of Elements

This section provides a semantic description of many of the XML elements in the report.

General XML Elements
handle
either an ASN handle, Net Handle, or Org handle depending on the type of the immediate parent XML element
orgHandle & orgName
element containing info about an organization. Always nested within ASN and net XML elements. Identifies the organization to which the net/ASN has been allocated.
name
when nested within an org XML element, this represents the organization name.
ASN XML Elements
asn
element containing info about a single Autonomous System Number resource
startAsNumber
the first AS number in the registration
endAsNumber
the last AS number in the registration range. If the resource registration only represents a single AS number, then the endAsNumber is the same as the startAsNumber.
NET XML Elements
net
element containing info about a single Network resource
startAddress
the lowest IP (v4 or v6) address of a range of consecutive IP address blocks assigned to a single net handle
endAddress
the highest IP (v4 or v6) address of a range of consecutive IP address blocks assigned to a single net handle

Schema Validation

This section contains additional information for those who wish to review the schemas or use them to validate the xml.

The provided schemas are written in Relax NG Compact Syntax. Detailed info about Relax NG syntax can be found here: http://www.relaxng.org/compact-tutorial-20030326.html

Each major element of the schema is broken out into its own .rnc file. The top level file is nvpr.rnc. All other schema fragments will be referenced from nvpr.rnc.

Validation and parsing with RelaxNG Compact Schema can be done in Java using Jing

Jing provides a jar file and API to invoke Relax NG validation for a given schema and xml document. You can also run it from the command line:

java -jar jing.jar -c schema/nvpr.rnc no-valid-poc-resource-report.xml

Downloading Using an API Key

The report can be downloaded directly without logging into ARIN Online using a RESTful HTTP request containing your API key. The URL must look like:

https://www.arin.net/public/rest/downloads/nvpr?apikey=YOUR-API-KEY

There are a variety of ways to automate the retrieval of this report. For example, on a Linux system, where your API key is API-1111-2222-3333-4444, you can use the following 'curl' command to download the report file:

curl https://www.arin.net/public/rest/downloads/nvpr?apikey=API-1111-2222-3333-4444 > arin_nvpr.zip

You can manage your API keys on the Web Account page when logged into your ARIN Online account.