[ppml] /29 limit for ARIN SWIP whois

Steve Atkins steve at blighty.com
Wed Jan 9 12:24:56 EST 2008

On Jan 9, 2008, at 4:20 AM, Divins, David wrote:

> Mr. Conrad is correct that I have overstated my desire to rid the  
> world
> of these tools and what I really want is a policy revamp of  
> information
> required.
> I do take exception to the idea that I want the internet to be full of
> child predators and spammers-- I hate spammers.
> However, my point is as long as an address has the appropraite contact
> info (be it my abuse desk or a reassigned abuse desk) I feel there  
> is no
> reason that end user info and physical address information needs to be
> published.  Despite what many believe, for me, it is not because I  
> don't
> want my customer base "raped".  I am secure enough in my service
> delivery that my customers will stay even if targeted by others.

One problem is that bad actors often have dozens of
/29s and /28s at many different hosting providers, many of them
not as on the ball as servervault.

Being able to identify all those as "the same entity" leads to
entirely different approachs to mitigation than simply blaming each
provider for the malign traffic. Ones that the providers are likely to


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