[ppml] Comments on ARIN's reverse DNS mapping policy

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Sep 11 00:05:28 EDT 2007

> I understand your desire to make this an ARIN policy.  However, it
> has long been a position of the ARIN Community (for the most part)
> that ARIN policy is not to dictate or guarantee routing.

perhaps re-reading the OP's post would reveal that nothing about routing
is mentioned.

my guess is that you are making an inference from routing to reverse
dns.  but such a leap may not be completely defensible, as reverse dns
is something about which arin does have policy, just not the policy
which i think the OP wants.

many fora have looked at reverse mapping policy and not made much
progress.  this is mostly due to a large and loud contingent of "who
cares?  it does not matter.  those who check are <bleep>s.  etc."

the problem is that it is the user (that silly person who pays all our
salaries) who gets screwed, as you can see from the whining of this
particular screwee.  most do not know why they get long hangs when doing
simple things, they think crap is normal.  perhaps it should not be.


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