[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-15: Authentication of Legacy

Cliff Bedore cliffb at cjbsys.bdb.com
Fri Aug 31 21:36:13 EDT 2007

> On 8/31/07, Member Services <info at arin.net> wrote:
> > 1.      Policy Proposal Name: Authentication of Legacy Resources
> > No changes shall be made to legacy resource records which are not
> > covered by a registration services agreement after December 31, 2007.

I also oppose this proposal.

I agree with Bill's thoughts below.  Frankly, I don't think ARIN has the
authority to require an RSA from legacy holders and I think it would be a
waste of ARIN resources to fight any attempt to change legacy records.
Remember that "IPv4 is going away" and "IPv6 is the future".  Spending time on
things such as forcing an RSA on legacy users not already covered is like
rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Note that I am not at all convinced that IPv6 is going to replace IPv4
any time in the near and probably far future based on what I read here.
However ARIN's charter seems to require that they work to get it adopted and 
the community would be better served if they worked toward positive actions
rather than punitive/negative actions.

> I still oppose this. The time for punitive measures (however minor)
> against folks who registered IP addresses prior to ARIN's existence
> has not yet arrived and probably never will.
> If you absolutely must do something to give the outreach some teeth,
> consider something like this:
> "Changes to legacy resource records not covered by a registration
> services agreement after December 31, 2008 shall be made only if the
> registrant can be authenticated via electronic mail to an existing POC
> email address."
> That addresses ARIN's legitimate need for valid contact info without
> breaching the duty ARIN acknowledged and took on itself when it
> accepted authority for the legacy /8's.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
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> 3005 Crane Dr.                        Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
> Falls Church, VA 22042-3004
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