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Network terms

The "network terms" search field found on the NETS home page provides a way to lookup various kinds of text strings of interest to the NETS team. For example, if the search string is an IP address, it searches in places that store IP addresses, like DNS. The following table shows the kinds of patterns that are ecognized, the places it looks, and examples of strings that match the pattern.

patternsplacessample strings
  • people names
  • acronyms
  • IP addresses
  • IP prefixes
  • MAC addresses
  • DNS names
  • VLAN numbers
  • AS numbers
  • circuit ids
  • monitored host names
  • UCAR network names
  • UCAR organizations
  • time strings
  • RFCs
  • traceroute codes
  • email addresses
  • strings
  • UCAR People DB (for people names, email addresses, UCAR orgs)
  • ARIN (for AS numbers, IP addresses and IP prefixes)
  • NETS diagrams (for IPs, VLANs, ASes, circuit ids, monitored hosts)
  • device config files (for IPs, VLANs, AS numbers)
  • local comment files (for IPs, MACs, AS numbers, circuit ids)
  • DNS (for IPs, strings)
  • IP conversion (for IPs with CIDR syntax)
  • time conversion (for time/date strings)
  • NETS NND database (for VLANs, IPs, network names)
  • NETS circuit database (for circuit ids)
  • Port Lists (for IPs. Soon: VLANs, node names, location labels)
  • IETF web pages (for RFCs)
  • NETS topics files (for strings that don't match other patterns)
  • Jeff's acronym file (for strings that don't match other patterns)
  • your first or last name
  • your email address
  • John
  • BGP
  • cisl
  • 130.253.101.13
  • 128.117.243.113/29
  • 128.117.243.113 255.255.255.248
  • 194
  • AS14041
  • 00:a0:d1:e9:39:30
  • CO/HCGS/007712/ICG
  • mlra
  • scdnet
  • 2200 [PST], SUN 12/02
  • RFC 1918
  • Bresnan Communications
  • Bresnan
  • !X

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