[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 95: Customer Confidentiality

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Thu Jan 28 21:49:54 EST 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Bertrand 
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:27 PM
> To: George Bonser
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 95: Customer Confidentiality
> George, that is what I was just thinking after re-reading my last
> message.
> It's all well and fscking dandy for us who love to work in this
> industry, but in reality, there is no policing.
> Does it really matter? The only way policy will ever be completely
> adhered to is if we can free up ARIN resources from administration,
> allow them more time to perform auditing functions.
> ...that wouldn't be a bad thing either, coming close to run-out time
> (imho).
> Steve

And there is another issue.  IP addresses aren't the property of the
service provider.  They are a community resource.  People holding a
community resource must be held accountable.  If SWIP information is
kept private, who is to know if someone has 10 /20 block from 10
different providers.

Private SWIP info seems to me to be a way to get around run-out and
quietly obtain more space from PA space than you can justify because you
simply don't tell provider A about space you have from provider B.

At this point in time, having anonymous SWIP is just a way for someone
to scam the system and accumulate IP addresses before run-out.

Because this proposal provides no benefit to the community at large, and
because it has the potential to facilitate abuse of all sorts of other
policy, I can't support this proposal. 

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