[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-2: Directory Services Overhaul

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 15 18:09:01 EDT 2005

>> 	There is no reason to believe that an ISP is going to 
>> lose their /14 because a /24 within it is broken.  This is 
>> unrealistic overreaching.  However, if a  /28 is delegated 
>> lamely, and ARIN cannot reach the upstream ARIN subscriber, 
>> then, ARIN would, IMHO, be right to suspend IN-ADDR service 
>> for the relevant /24.  Eventually, the upstream subscriber 
>> will either respond (in the form of renewal) or ARIN should 
>> reclaim the resource anyway.
> Wouldn't that impose collateral damage on the other /28 delegees 
> surrounding them?  

Yes, but, if their upstream is completely unresponsive to ARIN, that
is the least of the collateral damage they can expect when their ISP
starts having allocations reclaimed.  Remember, this only happens
if the ISP is non-responsive to ARIN, not the individual /28 holder.


If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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