[ppml] ARIN commments regarding Lame Delegation Policy
The following comments are being provided in response to recent
discussions and questions raised on the ppml.
ARIN has implemented the methodology for identifying lameness as
Using the 188.8.131.52/19 example posted on ppml, each name server would
be tested for all 32 reverse zones. A name server would be deemed lame
only when all zones fail. If one or more of the reverse zones in the /19
is configured properly for a given name server, the name server
delegation for that /19 would be declared 'good'.
With regard to lame delegations reported to ARIN by third parties, ARIN
will not respond to requests to remove these delegations without
exercising the procedure adopted to implement the lame delegation policy.
ARIN staff believes the current policy, as ratified, provides sufficient
direction for lame delegations to be cleaned up.
Chief Operations Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)