ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Proposed Policy: Capturing Originations in Templates

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, Bill Woodcock wrote:

>      On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com wrote:
>    > 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.
>
> Yep, I agree entirely.

One of the key issues is trust. There is a clear view that RIR data can
be trusted where as RR not so much. This is both because RIR data is 
typically more up to date and because RIRd have (typically financial) 
relationships with ip address holders and take steps to verify who they are.

Now as far as relationship part of this equation it is possible to 
communicate such trust by electronic means (yes pki signatures) and that 
is one of the issues SIDR will hopefully look at. But PKI and signing can 
be considered heavy-weight and idea of adding data directly into trusted 
authority information service is light-weight and easy to do.

-- 
William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william at elan.net