[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Feb 16 02:57:38 EST 2011

On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:18 PM, George Herbert wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM, George Bonser <gbonser at seven.com> wrote:
>>> "Specifically, this policy recognizes that absent an agreement such as
>>> the RSA or LRSA there is no formal relationship with legacy address
>>> holders.  At present, however, ARIN continues to provide services to
>>> these organizations.  This is done without compensation and
>> potentially
>>> in opposition to the legacy address holders' wishes.  As a result of
>>> this behavior ARIN has created an illusion of implied authority that
>>> exposes ARIN to unacceptable levels of liability, is hindering the
>>> development of an open address market (driving it "underground"), and
>>> is putting the operational stability of the Internet at risk.  As new
>>> services such as RPKI are contemplated this situation becomes even
>> more
>>> critical."
>> If you think about it for a moment, you will come to realize that it is
>> IPv4 itself that is placing the stability of the Internet at risk, not
>> ARINs services rendered for those legacy assignments.  The sooner
>> everyone no longer uses v4 for anything, the sooner this becomes a moot
>> point.
>> The answer is not in a flurry of proposals for v4, the answer is in
>> forgetting about v4 as quickly as possible.
> The Internet will be Dead -> Kill the Internet ?
The Internet is the collection of independent networks that choose to
interconnect. The protocol version number is changing. The legacy
internet needs to be killed as quickly as possible, but, first the
modern internet needs to be a further along in its construction

The poster is right. Tampering with IPv4 policies and/or making changes
to the situation with legacy holders beyond continuing to offer the LRSA
is not especially helpful. Legacy issues become 100% moot when IPv4
is no longer the most common protocol on the internet.


> -- 
> -george william herbert
> george.herbert at gmail.com
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