[ppml] Abstract of proposed Internet Draft for Best Current Practice (please comment)

Ron da Silva ron at aol.net
Fri Feb 14 12:17:24 EST 2003

Jeffrey - As this seems to relate to ARIN,

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 10:25:30PM +0700, Dr. Jeffrey Race wrote:
>  (1) It makes explicit that every custodian of internet resources is 
>      responsible for preventing emission of pollution 
>  (2) Adopting a simultaneous universal practice of withdrawal of internet 
>       resources means that no provider will suffer competitive 
>       disadvantage
>  (4) This Practice legitimates withdrawal of internet resources as the 
>       only method proven effective in halting abuse.

Are you proposing that ARIN revoke certain resources (assignments,
allocations, ASNs, etc) under certain conditions to influence
certain behaviors (decreasing SPAM propagation)?  If so, can you be
more exact on which resources and under which conditions?

Also, not sure if the revocation of an assignment (for example)
necessarily stops an end user from using that assignment.  ARIN
currently has no method to stop an end user from using space
illegitimately.  Providers may influence that by the extent that
they could refuse to offer transport of bits sourced from that
revoked-now-illegitimate assignment, but that is outside the scope
of PPML (but certainly worth noting).


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