[ARIN-consult] COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON IRR ROUTE VALIDATION
jayb at braeburn.org
Fri Apr 17 14:38:51 EDT 2015
Thank you, Jason, for stating these thoughts so well and so
succinctly. I agree with you 100%.
To rephrase one of Jason's points just slightly for emphasis: in my
opinion it makes no sense for ARIN to offer an IRR that permits
publication of data disagreeing with ARIN's number resource
allocations. I know that ARIN's IRR permits this today, but it should
On 17-April-2015, Jason Schiller writes:
> I believe it would be in the best interest of the Internet community to
> have a well maintained IRR by ARIN.
> I believe ARIN is in a unique position to do this. ARIN has a direct
> relationship with the organizations to which it allocates number resources
> to, and a contact which is regularly billed (for resources under RSA) and
> POCs which are validated annually.
> Having an IRR which necessarily reflects this registration data (as SWIP
> does today) would be good for the community.
> Allowing resource holders to document downstream (proxy) registration
> details of their re-allocates or re-assignments would also be good. This
> could be closely coupled with SWIP or RWhois.
> Allowing holders of re-allocates or assignments to document their usage
> would be good to the extent ARIN can verify that are the authentic resource
> holder. Perhaps some of the RPKI machinery could be useful here.
> The other RIRs are in the same unique position as ARIN, and ARIN should
> work with them to ensure this service can be provided globally if they wish
> to participate.
> I do not believe ARIN should undertake work to establish or maintain an IRR
> which can be updated by anyone, nor should it mirror databases that do.
> If ARIN cannot determine who is an authentic resource holder (by virtue of
> their existing relationship with the resource holder) or if they cannot
> keep the IRR data closely coupled with the registry data, then they should
> not maintain an IRR.
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