ARIN-PPML Message

[ppml] Policy Proposal: Reinstatement of PGP Authentication Method

      On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Leo Bicknell wrote:
    > Since a key isn't referenced by Key ID or Fingerprint it's 
    > impossible to tell for sure which key is being referenced, however I 
    > assume the author intends for ARIN to continue using the original 
    > InterNIC key.

The document is not intended to be prescriptive at that level of 
nanomanagement.  The ARIN staff have assured us that they have an 
appropriate key, and they're able to make it work in the necessary way.  
We assume that they know what they're talking about.  Your point is well 
taken, and that key being identifiably different than a preexisting 
InterNIC key would have some value.  You're on the AC, and you may be able 
to work that in, if the rest of the AC feels it's appropriate, or you 
could create an additional and complementary policy, if you feel taht it's 
necessary, or you could just let your clearly-communicated suggestion 
stand, knowing that the staff read the PPML and are intelligent people who 
will weigh the idea judiciously.

                                -Bill