[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Jun 9 15:49:25 EDT 2009



> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Divins, David
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:11 PM
> To: Kevin Loch; arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> 
> An RWHOIS server is required to be available to ARIN and the Internet.
> It is against the current policy to ACL the RWHOIS to just ARIN.
> 
> There are many end customers who do not want out-sourced, hosted,
> sensitive application pod's information listed as a directory of where
> to find them.  Not everyone uses public DNS.

Public actions have public accountability.  If you don't want your picture
taken going in to a strip club then don't go to a strip club. 

You can't demand public access without reachability.


> 
> -dsd
> 
> David Divins
> Principal Engineer
> ServerVault Corp.
> (703) 652-5955
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Kevin Loch
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 2:48 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> 
> Milton L Mueller wrote:
> > I don't understand how this is a consideration if the ISP continues to
> be
>  > accurately identified in the whois.
> 
> Is it required that rwhois servers be accessible to the public or just
> to ARIN for making/validating reassignments?  If so then that is a
> way to limit the distribution of confidential customer info to just
> ARIN staff (which is covered by the RSA) that would not require this
> policy change.
> 
> I am hesitant to support a policy that would reduce the quality and
> depth of reassignment data.  This is especially important as we
> get closer to IPv4 runout and the temptation to fudge reassignments
> increases.
> 
> - Kevin
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