[arin-ppml] Analogies

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Mon May 2 20:46:11 EDT 2011

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> On May 3, 2011, at 12:47 AM, William Herrin wrote:

> "Any network found to host photoshopped pornography of Republican
> political candidates is subject to having its number resources
> revoked."

ARIN probably needs to surrender the ability to revoke IP addresses
based on censorship grounds back to the community, by putting a clause
in the RSA restricting ARIN from revoking resources for that reason,
if it even has
maintained such an ability, so a policy cannot ever revoke resources
for the purpose of targetting  content  served by hosts using an IP address.

ARIN is concerned with stewardship of resources, and management
of what content or traffic can be exchanged by hosts assigned those resources,
is, and should be out of the scope of IP addressing and DNS policy.

That type of policy simply should not be allowed, even if the community finds
certain activity hosts using IP or DNS resources can perform to be abhorrent.

Any censorship can be determined by the network service providers exchanging
the data, and by the relevant jurisdictions the hosts reside in;
there is no need
for ARIN to intervene there.

Would the community actually adopt a policy like that? No...
How about

"Any network found to be harboring spammers or hackers, will have its
number resources revoked and automatically become ineligible
to receive any additional resources in the future.

Consistent existence of listing by a recognized public DNS RBL
of any assigned IP address, for a period of 24 hours or longer,
will result in a single warning;  if not corrected, all resources will
be temporarily revoked after 7 days.

If the IP address is not found in good standing with the RBL
within 21 days, revokation becomes permanent.

That's probably something more likely to be proposed seriously


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