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

John M. Brown john at chagres.net
Tue Feb 18 12:42:25 EST 2003

Lovely conversation about RIR's fighting SPAM, Hackers
and that the RIR's should have the power to revoke routing
and IP space for these evil doers.

Lets get real for a moment, eh...

1. RIR's are not the place to fight the spam problem.
   Washington or your local equiv is.
   You should be asking your Senators / Congress Critters
   why they keep killing Federal Anti-Spam legislation,
   why they keep taking reasonable bills and turning them
   into mush.

2. RIR's are not the place to fight hackers, DDOS'rs etc

   If you want to keep your network from being hacked
   place a firewall and participate in the security 
   of your network, which is a constant activity.

   If you want to stop DDOS, then filter the edge of the
   the network and prevent bad packets from leaving YOUR

Having the RIR's control the routing tables is a pandora's
box you all really really don't want to have opened up.  It
will lead to bad laws, anti-trust issues, RIR's will have
a monopoly of control that you don't want.  Money will 
play a bigger role in who gets to have their prefix
listed, etc.

Just don't go there, eh.

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