[ppml] Proposed Policy: Capturing Originations in Templates
> Understand that I'm mostly arguing to tease out specifics, and not
> I'm really this ornery.
> > We could mandate ARIN to operate an authoritative route
> > registry that does not mirror any other route registry.
> Isn't that how it's already run?
I don't use it so I don't know. But I do know that
RRs can and do mirror entries from other RRs. I don't
think that is good for ARIN to do unless they mirror
other RIR RRs.
> > We could mandate address block holders to file information
> > in the ARIN RR and keep that information up to date.
> What's the carrot? What's the stick? Could they submit anything, or
> would it have to somehow relate to reality? Whose job is it to check on
Seems to me that there is not much carrot to encourage
up to date whois listings either. In any case, the carrot
here is that we need a 3rd party to collect and disseminate
information about which routes are correct if they appear
in BGP announcements. ARIN seems to be an ideal 3rd party
because of their pre-existing relationship with all ASN
holders and all holders of address blocks. If ARIN and its
membership accept this role, then I believe it should be
ARIN's job to check the quality of the data going into
the RR to ensure that it is as clean as possible.
I thnk Sandra's policy has the germ of a good idea in it,
but the effort would be better spent in revitalizing the
RR rather than adding this info to whois.