[ppml] Policy Proposal: Resource Review Process

John Santos JOHN at egh.com
Thu Jul 19 16:59:33 EDT 2007

On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, William Herrin wrote:

> On 7/19/07, Dean Anderson <dean at av8.com> wrote:
> >    2.  ARIN may conduct such reviews:
> >      c. at any other time without cause unless a prior review has been
> > completed in the preceding 12 months.
> > But option c. is just begging for trouble "without cause". It gives an
> > unlimited power to review the private customer data of a recipient
> > "without cause" once a year.  ARIN shouldn't be doing anything without
> > cause and justification.  One wonders why that would ever be good policy
> > in any circumstance. The potential for abuse is tremendous.
> This could be resolved by lengthening the review term to 60 months.
> That offers some disincentive for a "just because" audit by preventing
> ARIN from asking again for what amounts to a lifetime in the world of
> IP address assignments. At the same time, it preserves the staff's
> ability to make a documentation request without having to carefully
> lay out the reasons and run it by the lawyers.
> I'd also add a D and an E:
> d. when all designated reverse DNS servers for a resource fail to
> report authoritative for at least 3 months.
> e. when a route to the block has not been present in the DFZ for at
> least 3 months.

e. Does *NOT* mean an address block is not in use.  As has been
re-iterated many times, there are many semi-private networks which
require non-colliding addresses and are not under the control of
a single entity, so RFC1918 addresses are not appropriate.

> > There are some _bad_ reasons that Vixie cronies want this.
> Was that statement really necessary? Did it add any value to the conversation?
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
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John Santos
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