[arin-ppml] IPv4 SWIP requirements (?)

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Fri May 26 18:45:58 EDT 2017

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com>

> In message <8A3A301D-39B5-4F81-8E2C-90E23B81919E at panix.com>,
> David Huberman <daveid at panix.com> wrote:
> >In short, there is an argument that the SWIP rules are no-op now. So to
> answer
> >your question directly; what do you do? Nothing. Those days are long gone
> >and ARIN has other focuses now.
> So, let me see if I understand this...
> ARIN doesn't, can't, and most probably won't either enforce the existing
> (IPv4) SWIP rules, nor, for that matter, any new SWIP rules that may be
> drafted and/or promulgated with respect to IPv6.  Is that about the size
> of it?

Pretty much, unless someone comes up with a new method of enforcing SWIP
rules.  Some of the discussions with law enforcement could eventually
result in such carrots or sticks, but no one has proposed any specifics yet.

> If so, then color me perplexed.  I'm not at all sure that I grasp the
> reason(s) why people on this list are spending/investing time and energy
> discussing and debating some new draft rule for IPv6 that also and likewise
> won't ever actually be enforced.

> Am I missing something?

No, this proposal isn't drafting a new rule, but rather relaxing an
existing one that mostly isn't being observed or enforced, so that people
who follow the rules and those who don't are on a level playing field.

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