[arin-ppml] prop266 - re-framing the discussion

Nicolas Antoniello nantoniello at gmail.com
Thu May 2 11:38:20 EDT 2019

ARIN (and so the other RIRs like LACNIC) are doing things to combat the
problem more effectively, like fostering RPKI deployment and so... but
police stuff remains (and I think it must remain) out of the scope of RIRs.


El jue., 2 de may. de 2019 a la(s) 09:19, Adam Thompson (
athompson at merlin.mb.ca) escribió:

> Instead of focusing on whether the current proposal is or isn’t in scope,
> I suggest we re-cast the discussion as follows:
>    1. So far, we have unanimous community agreement that BGP hijacking is
>    bad.
>    2. So far, we have broad agreement that “something ought to be done”
>    about BGP hijacking, although detailed opinions vary significantly.
>    3. So what (else) *can* ARIN do about it?  (Caveat: the answer “
>    *nothing*” is unacceptable to a significant proportion of PPML
>    participants.)
> My suggested direction to the AC and/or the board would therefore be:
> *Find* something ARIN can do to help combat the problem (more
> effectively).  If this requires expanding the scope of ARIN’s operations or
> policies, bring that back to the membership (possibly via PPML?) with the
> accompanying financial & legal analysis, as usual.
> Now the question becomes: what is the most appropriate mechanism, within
> ARIN’s existing policies, to bring a request like that to the AC and/or
> Board?  It seems clear to me that the petition already underway here is not
> meeting, and will not meet, the needs of the community very well.
> -Adam
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