[arin-ppml] [EXT] Re: Open Petition for ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation

Jacques Latour Jacques.Latour at cira.ca
Fri Apr 26 16:28:32 EDT 2019

On behalf of CIRA, I support the petition.

We need to have a discussion on whether ARIN should be an internet routing cop.  We should also take the discussion a step further on the actions to take when an actor is found “guilty” of BGP hijacking.


From: ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net> On Behalf Of William Herrin
Sent: April 26, 2019 1:40 PM
Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: [EXT] Re: [arin-ppml] Open Petition for ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:15 AM ARIN <info at arin.net<mailto:info at arin.net>> wrote:
A petition has been initiated for the following:

ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation

This proposal was rejected due to scope at the 10 April meeting of the
Advisory Council.

To support this petition, simply send a response to the Public Policy
Mailing list stating your support, name, and organization.

On behalf of myself, I SUPPORT the petition.

AFAICT the AC ruled the proposal out of scope on the grounds that ARIN is not in the business of being an Internet routing cop. This proposition is incorrect. By enforcing minimum assignments throughout its history, ARIN has long been a key gatekeeper for access to the Internet's BGP routing system. While mild on the scale of Internet traffic-copishness, it nevertheless puts Internet Routing Cop proposals in scope.

I oppose the proposed policy, but I think it reasonable for us to occasionally discuss and evaluate whether ARIN should be Internet-Cop in some novel new way. And re-evaluate whether it should continue to act as routing cop in the ways it currently does. The AC need not protect us from that discussion.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com<mailto:herrin at dirtside.com>  bill at herrin.us<mailto:bill at herrin.us>
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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