[ppml] Staff Comments Regarding Policy Proposal 2006-3

Sandy Murphy sandy at tislabs.com
Thu Oct 5 12:29:28 EDT 2006

>The policy duplicates
>capabilities of the routing registry and could be addressed by enhancing
>this existing functionality.

It is true that RPSL route objects convey much the same origination
information as is proposed to be collected in templates.

However, the current ARIN IRR, according to recent messages on the ppml
list, contains information that is pulled in from other IRR sources.
The authenticity of this data can not be verified by ARIN.

For route objects stored in the ARIN IRR, according to information I
was told early this year, ARIN does not presently verify the person
registering the object against POC info in the resource database as
is done for address and AS objects.  So ARIN could, but does not,
authenticate this information.

Because ARIN does authenticate that templates are received from the
proper contact, the info collected in templates has higher assurance.
(OK, not much higher assurance, given the common use of MAIL_FROM,
but still the concept is there.)

Perhaps existing functionality could be enhanced to provide these
features.  OTOH, existing functionality could be enhanced to add
a comment to templates, also.


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