[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-10 (Global Proposal):GlobalPolicy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion- Last Call (textrevised)

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu Nov 4 08:49:59 EDT 2010

In message <9E11B785-FFA2-4C62-824B-23B5F6071673 at arin.net>, 
John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

>On Nov 4, 2010, at 3:49 AM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> I have been waiting weeks now for John Curran to answer my simple question:
>> i.e. What does, and what does not constitute "utilization fraud", and
>> although I see that he's found time to participate here, he apparently
>> hasn't found time to answer that question, the answer to which would help
>> me to spot even MORE utilization fraud than I am already aware of.
>Good morning Ron -
> {... big buch of non-responsive platitudes snipped... }

I am _still_ waiting for John Curran to answer the simple question.

Look John, this is very simple.... I have read comments about various
entities undergoing a "utilization audit".

Do such things exist?  Does ARIN perform any such?

(Those are both simple yes/no questions, by the way.)

If such things DO NOT exist and/or if ARIN DOES NOT perform any such, then
why have I read several people commenting about such audits and/or fretting
aloud that they may have to undergo one?

Conversely, if such things DO exist and if ARIN DOES perform any such,
then please do stop beating about the bush and just describe how that is

I'm not asking either you or ``the community'' to invent anything new or
to consider anything new or to ratify anything new.  My question is about
current existing practice at ARIN.

If ARIN, at present, DOES NOT do any utilization audits or reviews, then
please have the coutesy to just say that.

Conversely, if ARIN, at present, DOES perform utilization audits or reviews,
then please just describe, briefly, how an organization either passes or fails
such a thing.

But whatever you do, please have the courtesy not to treat me to another
long winded digression on how ``the community'' must evolve approaches to
this, that, or the other.  I haven't asked about the future.  I want to
know what you are doing right now, today, in the way of reviewing utilization
of existing allocations.  (And if the answer is "nothing", then don't be
bashful... just say "nothing".  Nobody will begrudge you for the truth.)


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