[ppml] ARIN Certificates

Sanjaya sanjaya at apnic.net
Thu Apr 21 19:46:44 EDT 2005

Randy Bush wrote:

>    "dear customer: we can no longer announce your prefix because
>     apnic has revoked our certificate due to a billing problem and
>     our bgp neighbors will no longer accept our sbgp announcements.
>     of course, you may not get this email, so what the heck."
> not a chance in hell.  a cert is your certifying my identity, not
> my membership or billing status.

I can see your point Randy. But what would an ISP do if a customer 
defaulted their payment? Wouldn't you stop the service? Wouldn't the 
customer lose their 'right to use' (using RFC3779 terminology) the prefix?


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