[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate
mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu May 12 10:00:28 EDT 2011
> It is little different than use of a forged LOA, really.
> The network operator will typically take _anything_ that looks like
> plausible documentation.
> If the document is forged or otherwise invalid, the responsibility is
> now on the customer's head,
> and the network operator can plead ignorance.
This is my experience as well.
The network operator requires a CoverYourAss document from the entity
seeking routing of their addresses.
When the likelihood of conflicting claims potentially rising after the free
pool empties, this behavior on the part of network operators might no longer
The network operator community probably would like access to a reliable
> This is not a problem with addressing policy; it's a weakness of the
> routing system,
It's only a problem with addressing policy if policy drives registrants
> and certified resources / RPKI could eventually offer a solution.
> But legitimate organizations would usually like some certainty that
> they have the
> IP addresses, they are on record as having the IP addresses, they are
> proper agreement, and they won't incur a disruption or loss of number
> impacting their business as a result of not doing things right and
> having mucked up records.
I agree completely that legitimate businesses hate FUD and want reliable
registration and control of their addresses.
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