[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 119: Globally Coordinated Transfer Policy - revised

Robert E. Seastrom ppml at rs.seastrom.com
Sun Nov 28 09:11:35 EST 2010

"cja at daydream.com" <packetgrrl at gmail.com> writes:

> How do folks feel about how transfers between regions would affect
> the routing table?   We would be in essence punching holes in RIR
> blocks.   This depends entirely on whether there are ISPs filtering
> or aggregating on regional boundaries based on RIR /8 block
> allocations.  

I don't see much effect on the routing table for reasons others have
already mentioned.  I do see an increase in work for those who use IP
address country of registration as part of a reputation scheme (for
instance, spam filtering, credit card fraud avoidance, etc).
Commentary about the effectiveness of such schemes should be
cheerfully ignored; the point is that some organizations want to use
them and it makes a certain amount of sense to require (for instance)
that one do a handshake with one's credit card provider before it is
possible to use one's card outside of his or her home country.

Anyway, so long as these transfers are documented in a near-realtime
machine-parseable format, this shouldn't be too painful.


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