[ppml] Returning blocks of IP space

jlewis at lewis.org jlewis at lewis.org
Wed Dec 4 12:27:09 EST 2002

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, John M. Brown wrote:

> > 2. ARIN should publish a directory, updated daily, that identifies all
> > unallocated ARIN space at the largest aggregate level. This should be 
> > published in a form that would allow ISPs to use the directory (or a 
> > mirror of it) to configure their routers to filter these addresses
> from 
> > the Interner. Presumably this would be published as a BGP feed. 
> Strongly disagree with this.
> 1.  ARIN does not have the technical experience and operational
> clue to maintain this list.

That's hard to believe.  Surely ARIN has or can easily produce a list of 
all IP ranges they're responsible for, and a list of the ranges not 
currently allocated.  Saying they don't have the experience or clue to 
maintain such a list implies ARIN is not capable of doing their most basic 
job (allocation of IP space) since you can't reliably allocate space if 
you don't know your inventory.

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