[arin-ppml] ARIN-PPML Digest, Vol 55, Issue 75

Rudolph Daniel rudi.daniel at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 18:53:22 EST 2010

> On 1/29/2010 12:30, Rudolph Daniel wrote:
> > What I think is at the center of the debate here is : How much
> > information and what kind of information is to be in the public view. It
> > is not about whether the information exists.  ARIN has the information
> > and a provider has collected the information and passed it to ARIN.
> >
> >  Now, under what rules and circumstances can/should  that information be
> > accessed and by whom and for what purpose. Disclosure on a need to know
> > basis is also something I am not not 100% clear on.
> > If I see an unusual ip on my server, under what circumstances do I need
> > detailed information on who it is allocated to? And how do I efficiently
> > access that information if it is not an open public record. If it were
> > on public record, what level of certainty do I have that the information
> > is accurate?
> > If it is not on public record and I give good reason to access it, then
> > the entity allocated that record has a right to know / have recorded...
> > who accessed the information and when. Where the information is simply
> > public view, there is more room for abuse of that information simply
> > because there are "fewer" controls on what is published.
> >
> My general feeling is that if I see a misbehaving bunch of IP addresses
> and I need to nuke it, I'll follow whatever the owner feels like showing
> in whois. If the most detail I get is a /19 because the details are
> super secret, then /19 is what I'll block.
> ~Seth

You would be demanding instant attention in that case. And if all u get is
/19, with no other indication at all, then yes I guess its one of your
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