[arin-ppml] LRSA requirement for resources being transferred (Was: ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Sat Feb 26 20:39:01 EST 2011

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On Feb 25, 2011, at 9:46 AM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> And how would you go about enforcing that in the case...

ARIN is not in the enforcement business.  Internet assigned numbers are a consensual system.  People participate in it if they want to.  Anyone is free to set up a system other than the Internet, any time they want, based on any addressing system they want.  The Internet is the system of people who choose to cooperate.  Anyone who doesn't feel like cooperating is free to do whatever they want; they just won't be on the Internet, they'll be on some other network of people who don't cooperate.  Which might be a small one.  Since people are, generally speaking, sociable critters who like to cooperate to get things done.  The existence of a few outlying sociopaths, in a world population of nearly seven billion, should come as no surprise, and has no deleterious effect, provided normal people don't allow them to erode the usual level of trust and cooperation.



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