[arin-ppml] Policy proposal: Penalize IPv4 bad actors

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Sep 7 10:46:49 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:34 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Network infrastructure operators who as a condition of access under
> government regulations require third party ISPs to manage IP addresses
> in an inefficient manner or assign IP resources that are not used by
> active hosts,
> will be required to show that all the third party ISP networks meet utilization
> criteria,  as well as their own network, before they are allowed to
> receive additional
> number resources through allocation or transfer."

Hi Jimmy,

Fate sharing for folks who demand improper behavior of their
associates is, at least on a philosophical level, a better way to
handle things. But the mechanics of the approach look to be much
harder. For example, with the text above Verizon Business now has to
show that all of the thousands of ISPs which connect to it comply with
ARIN policy each time VB wants more addresses. On a purely practical
level, that's not workable.

Start with the assumption that before any penalty or fate sharing can
be applied to a bad actor, ARIN has to refuse addresses to the third
party and the third party has to register a complaint that they can't
meet ARIN policy due to the bad actor. Then write a policy that ARIN
could reasonably implement with that process at the head end.

Bill Herrin

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