[arin-ppml] RIPE/ITU

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Mar 4 20:41:51 EST 2010

On Mar 4, 2010, at 10:52 PM, James Hess wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> accept a change. And IANA has been the authoritative source for
>> numbers used on the Internet since it was brought into being for that
>> purpose, well before there was a commercial Internet. Excepting
>> accidents every ISP accedes to that. And practically speaking, there's
> Yes, but why does every ISP accede to that?
> Do they fear the government will come in and shut them down or
> fine/jail them for not using only IP addresses they got re-assigned by
> a RIR or LIR?
> Or do they accede to it, because it is an accordance with community standards,
> and the community would not  be willing to connect to their network,
> if they failed to follow the accepted standards.......  and   won't
> route those IPs for them anyways?  :)
Obviously the latter, which, IMHO, is superior to the former.


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