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

J Bacher jb at jbacher.com
Tue Feb 18 12:49:59 EST 2003

At 10:42 AM 2/18/2003 -0700, John M. Brown wrote:
>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.
>2. RIR's are not the place to fight hackers, DDOS'rs etc
>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.

A voice of reason.

And ... it doesn't scale.

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