[ppml] Directory Services - section 3.4.3
woody at pch.net
Fri Jun 10 15:36:52 EDT 2005
> ARIN shall allow all non-prohibited uses of the APID, however
> unless those uses are listed as a supported use the data set
> may be changed in such a way as to render them ineffective,
> or they may be blocked outright as deemed necessary by ARIN
> staff. Users of applications not listed who are concerned
> that they are supported should introduce a proposal to add
> their application to the supported list."
Let's just get clear what this paragraph is trying to say right now,
first: It's saying that ARIN will maintain BOTH a list of ALLOWED (and
supported) uses, AND a list of PROHIBITED uses. Anything not on either
list is unsupported and may be blocked at any time at the discretion of
staff. An ongoing mechanism for adding things to the "allowed" list is
This seems like the same overspecification rathole we usually fall into,
which makes for really vague, confusing, and difficult-to-implement
policies. How about just deleting section 3.3.2, and replacing sections
3.4 and 3.5 with:
3.4 Acceptable Use of the ARIN Public Information Database
3.4.1 ARIN prohibits use of the APID for:
126.96.36.199 the addressing of any unsolicited commercial
correspondence advertising a product or service, or
188.8.131.52 to facilitate the violation of any law.
3.4.2 Other uses of the APID shall be allowed, so long as they
do not adversely impact use of the APID by others, or
impose an unreasonable burden upon ARIN.
3.5 Distribution of the APID
3.5.1 While recipients of the APID may reuse or redistribute
data contained in the APID, any derivatives must also
abide by the Acceptable Use Policy defined in Section 3.4.
Is anything significant lost or left out by that edit?
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