[ppml] Withdrawal of 2002-7

Taylor, Stacy Stacy_Taylor at icgcomm.com
Wed Feb 19 13:19:47 EST 2003

I agree with Michael.  Let's see what the authors of 2002-3 come up with in
their rewrite.  Hopefully it will be more succinct.
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael.Dillon at radianz.com [mailto:Michael.Dillon at radianz.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:39 AM
To: ppml at arin.net
Subject: [ppml] Withdrawal of 2002-7

My take on the discussion of 2002-7 is that it is bad policy because it 
mixes too many issues together. I have nothing against an omnibus policy 
as long as it is well organized so that the individual issues are clear in 
and of themselves. But 2002-7 doesn't do that and as a result the 
discussion just keeps going around in twisted and convoluted circles.

Therefore, I suggest that ARIN should set aside this policy proposal and 
not give it any further consideration.

Ron Da Silva has made a very good suggestion for separating the distinct 
items and discussing them in separate threads. I would like to further 
suggest that these items be discussed with an intent to turn them into a 
series of separate policy proposals. To refresh your memories, Ron 
suggested that we should deal with the following separate issues:

Revocation - under what conditions should ARIN revoke an address 
allocation? Should this action extend to include assignments?

Enforcement - what actions should ARIN take to enforce its allocations and 
its policies, if any?

Leasing - what AUP should ARIN impose on anyone receiving an allocation to 
ensure that any "lease terms" are passed on to sub-allocations and 

Accuracy of data - what is ARIN's policy regarding the accuracy of SWIP 
and rwhois data? How will ARIN enforce this policy? 

Then he suggested an item regarding IETF cooperation that wasn't clear to 
me but which appears to include my following suggestion:

Public Authoritative Directory:
ARIN will publish an authoritative directory for all of the IP address 
space which it administers. 

This directory will be public and will be published using LDAP v3 also 
known as referral LDAP. 

Only a minimal set of information will be made fully public, i.e. one 
email address and one phone number per organization along with the 
organization's name and city. 
Additional contact information, personal names and street addresses will 
be in the directory but will only be accessible to ARIN members who are in 
posession of suitable credentials.
The intent is to facilitate communication while inhibiting email address 
scraping and stalking.

All organizations receiving ARIN allocations must either maintain an 
accurate record of their sub-allocations and assignment with ARIN or they 
must operate an LDAP v3 server containing such information and open to the 

ARIN will ensure that existence information is updated in this directory 
on a daily basis. 
Existence information refers to the fact that an allocation exists, i.e. 
it has been allocated and has not been revoked. 

ARIN will also do a twice yearly audit of the accuracy of the contact 
information in this database. 

When contacts do not respond, the data in the ARIN database will be 
replaced with contact info for the next level up in the hierarchy. 
In other words, if an ISP gets address space from UUNet and does not 
respond during the audit, then ARIN will record UUNet contact info for 
this ISP. 
The intent is to ensure that there is an identifiable and responsive 
contact for all address space that is legitimately in use.

ARIN will provide a mirroring mechanism for this directory and encourage 
organizations to mirror the entire directory for use in their firewalls, 
route servers, etc.

ARIN will warn that it is not good engineering practice to connect this 
directory directly to BGP route filters but will not prohibit the 
However ARIN will disclaim all responsibility for any damage that may 
result from such misuse.

Please CHANGE THE SUBJECT if you wish to discuss one of these policy 

Michael Dillon

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