[arin-ppml] Audits

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Sat Nov 6 13:23:29 EDT 2010

In a message written on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 12:18:52PM -0400, John Curran wrote:
> I'm sorry: You are advocating that we use LinkedIn as a verification
> step? A very high number of contacts will not have LinkedIN accounts, 
> are we to then exclude them from consideration by this step? These 
> may be the only useful contacts for the resource; how do we then 
> proceed?

I have a hard time having a serious conversation with someone who
simply tries to deflect from the issue at hand.

You know quite well I was not suggesting ARIN rely solely on LinkedIn,
and in fact go on to suggest ARIN get a signed attestation from the
owner of the company that he is no longer the owner.  I was suggesting
ARIN use all resources at it's disposal, and treat them with an
appropriate degree of skepticism.

> We put a lot of effort into being a good steward, but that means 
> actually trying to get the data correct and not just updated for 
> the sake of updates. Please develop specific policies if you want 
> us to relax our practices so that ARIN can know that we are indeed 
> acting with clear community direction.

What I hear is that you're not putting a lot of effort into it, in
fact that you're not even trying because it is hard.  Every time
this issue comes up I see you in particular, and ARIN in general
expend a ton of time on the mailing lists trying to find every
possible reason to ignore what the community wants.

It's really sad.  I thought you were there to help us, not make
fun of us.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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