[arin-ppml] ARIN Audits (was SWIPs & IPv6)

Martin Hannigan wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2009, at 5:15 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
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>> Stan, this kind of question is kind of like asking the local police
>> department what their criminal profiling criteria is.  My hope is that
>> if ARIN chooses to answer you, that they do so privately.
>> Ted
> My accountants know what will flag me for an IRS audit. My attorney 
> knows what will inflame a judge. 

Realize that is one of the many things you are paying them for, their 
expert opinion on those issues and where the boundaries are, and what is 
over line and what is not.

> There's nothing wrong with having some 
> published triggers for audits. It's a deterrent to bad actors in my 
> humble opinion and could help guide people towards doing things right 
> i.e. "not having updated swip data .." or "too many subsequent requests 
> in a short period.." etc.

Yes, there is published standards for the items you mention above and 
ARIN should do the same.  However, if it was as simple as following the 
published standards you really wouldn't need an accountant or a lawyer, 
we all know its not that simple.

Also, as John pointed out the resource review policy is relatively new. 
The tax code and the legal system have many decades and even centuries 
of precedents to base things on, I think a little patience is in order 
on this one.

If the NRPM ever gets as bad as the US tax code, then maybe we should 
just unplug the Internet. ;)

> -M<
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