[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-3: ASN Transfers

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:16:26 EDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 21:23, Tom Vest <tvest at eyeconomics.com> wrote:
> The risk would be to the value of the information that RPKI provides to (any/all) non-peers, and at least potentially to direct peers as well (as I believe Chris alluded to earlier this week). The knowledge that route (a) was originated by AS (x) is only meaningful insofar as one has some set of high-confidence beliefs/expectations about AS (x). However, if AS (x) can change hands at will, henceforth no such confidence will be possible for the overwhelming majority if not all ASes.

So, what I am hearing the RPKI experts say, is that ASNs (at least
from some point moving forward) might need to be eternally unique,
and that in (all?) cases of mergers, acquisitions, and/or bankrupcy transfers
of numbers, ARIN should issue a new ASN in exchange (with some
period of overlap, presumably) in order that reputation is not migrated.
Also, presumably, the (new) ASN should be issued by ARIN without
an additional needs review (it is an exchange in the best interests
of the (RPKI) community, not a new request).

Is this a correct characterization of the RPKI experts opinions?


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