[ppml] ARIN Certificates
Howard, W. Lee
L.Howard at stanleyassociates.com
Fri Apr 22 15:10:22 EDT 2005
> i don't think that i, for one, will be inclined to agree to
> having any rir, nro, ... revoke my cert for any reason other
> than my specifically requesting it in an extremely well
> authenticated manner.
> "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.
A good point, although for some value of "reclamation" as defined
through the public policy process, I could imagine this being useful.
Under current practice, address space is not "reclaimed" because of
overdue billing; I don't imagine the public would support changing
that. But if ARIN believes you are not you (i.e., fraud/hijacking
has been committed), then they could "reclaim" the space, with an
intent consistent with the cert.
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