[arin-ppml] An article of interest to the community....
cengel at conxeo.com
Thu Sep 1 11:35:29 EDT 2011
> >When STLS was being developed, the AC was very careful to specify that
> >merely listing resources for sale on STLS or through another medium was
> >not in itself to subject a resource holder to a section 12 review or any
> >procedure for revocation. Neither, however, was such listing intended to
> >provide a safe harbor against ARIN proceeding with any such action
> >based on other independent data or investigation.
> >In other words, while we don't want listing your addresses to flag you for
> >an audit, we also don't want to create a situation where merely listing
> >addresses gives you an exemption from policy.
> Hi Owen,
> In the real world, the real corporate world at least, the idea of every
> workstation having a real public IP address went away more than a decade
> for the most part.
> Same thing in the residential world.
> In fact, my guess is that you would only see such profligate use of IP
> addresses in public or academic environments.
I can't speak for the residential or academic world but in the corporate world this rings true to my experience. We do business with alot of Fortune 1000's and a fair number of them put you through a security review/audit in order to qualify you as a vendor. Almost every one I've been through has a control to the effect of "Your company must utilize NAT & RFC1918 space" . If you don't do that, you fail the control and possibly the audit. Whether you agree with it or not, it IS an accepted standard in enterprise security these days.
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