[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-2 (Was: Forcing POCs and other contacts to act through a "blacklist")

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Sun May 1 00:05:09 EDT 2011

In message <20110430034341.GA68511 at ussenterprise.ufp.org>, 
Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:

curran>  "Legacy resources that have been abandoned because a company, for
curran>   example, has dissolved don't really pose a problem."

>Having personally tracked spam and botnets back to such blocks in
>the past I know first hand John is incorrect in this statement.

Leo is more diplomatic that I am.  "Incorrect" is not the word that I
would have used.

John Curran knows good and well that there is a problem.  He has simply
been doing his level best to steer himself and his minions well and
truly clear of taking any responsiblity for fixing it, or even in-
vestigating it.

I am self-admittedly ignorant about a lot of things, and that probably
includes essentally all of the policy manual.  But I have been led to
believe that ARIN has basically two responsibilities, to wit:

    1)  To make allocations, fairly and impartially, according to policy,

    2)  to keep an acurate data base of who is using all of the number
        resources that have been assigned to ARIN and ARIN's region,
        both legacy and non-legacy.

As a result of the recent Nortel/Microsoft deal, some have raised questions
about ARIN's ability and/or willingness to fulfill its responsibilities to
do (1).  Based upon what has, apparently, transpired with respect to Leo's
proposal however, I would like to assert, here and now, my own personal
disbelief in the notion that ARIN is even seriously comitted to doing (2).

Given that, I see nothing left for me to do other than to echo Leo's
earlier sentiment...

>So long, and thanks for all the fish!


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