[ppml] Directory Services - section 3.4.3
woody at pch.net
Fri Jun 10 15:48:03 EDT 2005
More suggested edits:
> ARIN shall insure all contact information in the APID
Perhaps you mean "ensure that".
> is verified from time to time and is correct to the best of
> ARIN's ability.
Estimation rather than ability. Correctness is a property, not an action.
> If ARIN is unable to verify contact information via the normal
> verification procedure ARIN shall attempt to notify the parent
> of the resource to have the information updated.
The "parents" of resources are themselves resources, and not subject to
notification. The _recipients_ of resources, or the _recipients_ of
_parent resources_, however, are organizations, and thus subject to
> Resource holders who fail to respond to third parties
> more than 4 times per month for three months may have their
> resources reclaimed at the discretion of ARIN staff.
While I appreciate the intention here, I'm sure someone can generate
enough contact attempts to overwhelm the ability of a reasonable
resource-holder to respond. So I'm not sure that this is actually useful.
I do agree that if they fail to respond to _ARIN contacts_, their space
should eventually be pulled.
> The ARIN staff shall publish the time thresholds and procedural
> details to implement this policy on the ARIN web site.
> ARIN shall publish the APID in the following methods using
> industry standard practices:
> - Via the WHOIS protocol.
> - Via a query form accessible via the HTTP protocol.
> - Via FTP to users who complete the bulk data form.
> - Via CDROM to users who complete the bulk data form.
> - Via the RWHOIS protocol.
Again, this is vast overspecification.
> ARIN may refer a query to a outside source (for instance via
> RWHOIS or HTTP redirect). Outside sources must:
> 1 Have an AUP deemed compatible with the ARIN AUP by ARIN staff.
> 2 Support the applications in section 3.3.1.
> 3 Prohibit the applications in section 3.3.2.
> 4 Meet the requirements in section 3.3.3.
Points 2-4 are redundant with point 1, and can thus be deleted.
> * The distributed information service must be operational
> 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to both the general public
> and ARIN staff. The service is allowed reasonable
> downtime for server maintenance according to generally
> accepted community standards.
These two sentences are mutually exclusive. Pick one, preferably the
latter, and delete the other.
> * The distributed information service must return current
Overspecification. Of course that'll be done to the best of staff's
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