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

John Von Essen john at quonix.net
Tue Sep 11 14:30:44 EDT 2007

Well, I for one would like to take on this project. How does one  
begin to submit a policy proposal?


On Sep 11, 2007, at 2:15 PM, cja at daydream.com wrote:

> If the policy needs updating I really hope one of you will take on  
> the project and submit suggested changes in the form of a policy  
> proposal.  There are a number of us on the AC who are more than  
> willing to help and shepherd it through the process.  The great  
> thing about the policy process is that if you don't like a policy  
> you can take action and fix/change it.
> Thanks!
> ----Cathy
> On 9/11/07, John Von Essen <john at quonix.net> wrote:
> Identical issues to what I am experiencing. If people look deeply  
> enough, I am confident there are many Org's who operate AS's with  
> no in-addr.arpa SOA on there DNS servers.
> If anything, can we agree on the fact the current policy is too  
> vague. I had to email ARIN's hostmaster 2 or 3 times to understand  
> it - it can be read many ways. And the explanation I got from  
> hostmaster was if an AS properly configures at least one in- 
> addr.arpa zone, then Arin will bless the entire delegation and not  
> consider the dns server as lame. To be honest, I have no idea how  
> one draws that conclusion from the wording on the policy.
> DNS is a standard protocol. The policy should specifically state  
> the dns servers must return a valid SOA for each in-addr.arpa in  
> their IP prefix that they advertise from their AS (i.e. they dont  
> have to do it for IPs they dont use). If any in-addr.arpa does not  
> return an SOA, then that AS is in violation, and their nameserver  
> will be considered lame and suspect for removal from reverse  
> delegation.
> I dont think it is a requirement that ARIN proactively seek and  
> find AS's that are in violation, but it should be in the policy.
> Those 2 or 3 sentences are all that is needed.
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Sam Weiler wrote:
>> dig +trace 79.114.208.in-addr.arpa.
> Thanks,
> John Von Essen
> (800) 248-1736 ext 100
> john at quonix.net
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