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

Cj Aronson cja at daydream.com
Fri Apr 26 16:30:21 EDT 2019

Bill  just one comment below

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:40 AM William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:15 AM ARIN <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.

As the first recipient of which was the first /8 broken up and
given to an ISP I can say that your statement is a bit inaccurate*. *For
about a year a number of large ISPs would only accept an advertisement for and so from day to day either our routes were accepted or
someone else with a chuck of were accepted.  ISPs were not at
all okay with ARIN breaking up a /8.


> 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.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
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