[arin-ppml] The Library Book Approach to IPv4 Scarcity
JOHN at egh.com
Tue Nov 11 19:13:14 EST 2008
On 11 Nov 2008 jrhett at svcolo.com wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 2:33 PM, Kevin Kargel wrote:
[Obviously quoting someone else, but the attribution has been
> >> I don't understand why basic recordkeeping that any ISP
> >> should be doing, should not be able to be mandated. I have
> >> had no problem maintaining an accurate inventory of our IP
> >> use. I feel confident enough about our recordkeeping to pay
> >> $20 out of my own pocket for any inaccurate or missing record
> >> found in our IP database. (This is not a challenge, of course).
Not all of us are ISPs. My only documentation of our IP usage
is our DNS files. Is that enough? What *KIND* of documentation
to they want here, anyway?
> > I don't understand why anyone would think they have the right to
> > tell anyone
> > else how to admin their network or what tasks they need to do in
> > order to do
> > it. I agree that basic recordkeeping is a must but I don't think we
> > have
> > the right to make other businesses do things our way. Even if you
> > religiously balance your checkbook I don't think you would be happy
> > if they
> > made not balancing it a misdemeanor offense.
> Read your RSA. It explicitly says you need to provide this
> information on request. Now you can either keep good records, or
> waste a lot of people's time to do it in a hurry on demand.
Since I don't have an RSA, this sounds like yet another reason
to avoid signing one.
> > I applaud you efforts for accurate and timely recordkeeping. I do
> > not think
> > it is reasonable that we expect the rest of the world meets your
> > standards.
> I believe that it is totally within ARIN's charter to demand that
> their assignees track their usage well to avoid waste. I support and
> encourage this effort.
> I also believe that this is mandated in the RSA today, and you should
> be paying attention to that.
This argument is only applicable to those who have signed RSAs.
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