[arin-ppml] ARIN Audits (was SWIPs & IPv6)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Tue Dec 1 17:15:21 EST 2009

Stan Barber wrote:
> John Curran writes: 
>> Stan - 
>>  The resource review policy is relatively new, but ARIN has indeed been
>>  >making use of when we see strong indication of fraudulent activities or
>>  >related misappropriation of number resources.
>>  While in theory resource review could be performed for any reason
>>  >(including lax updates to SWIP information), it has been our practice to
>>  >only make use of it where that the community is potentially being deprived
>>  >of the use of numbering resources.
> Thanks, John.
> Are these activities documented somewhere for community review? I am just
> trying to understand the criteria that would warrant such a review. I think
> I understand what you mean by "fraudulent activities or related
> misappropriation of number resources," but have a concrete example or two
> would help crystallize it for me.
> For example, would a history of bad record keeping (inaccurate SWIPs or
> Rwhois entries that usage that may have initially been correct, but has
> subsequently not been properly maintained) meet the criteria? I would guess
> that it would not since it is more negligent than fraudulent. Of course,
> rampant negligence of an entity that holds a large bank of numbering
> resources and continues to ask for more would meet the criteria of
> potentially depriving the community of the use of numbering resources. That
> alone must not be enough since there are holders of Class A and B space
> that might be better utilized if returned for reallocation.
> Is it also safe to assume that this only relates to space that ARIN itself
> has allocated and not to space allocated before the RIR infrastructure was
> on-line?
> [Aside to others: I really have always been interested in this stuff, but
> only recently have been able to get re-engaged in ARIN activities, so
> please bear with me while I get some of the questions I have longing to ask
> on the table. I apologize in advance if this is self-indulgent and
> distracting.]

Stan, this kind of question is kind of like asking the local police
department what their criminal profiling criteria is.  My hope is that
if ARIN chooses to answer you, that they do so privately.


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