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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri May 3 17:53:01 EDT 2019


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 11:10 PM Hank Nussbacher <hank at efes.iucc.ac.il>
wrote:
> On 02/05/2019 21:06, John Curran wrote:
> >
> > It is certainly possible to change the rights provided with address
> > block issuance to include routing responsibilities, but that’s a
> > rather significant change compared to ARIN’s present scope of
operations.
>
> So issuing an address block via ARIN is issued in a vacuum with no
> implied routing responsibilities?  I also don't understand why it would
> be a significant change to add such responsibility.
>
> "ARIN hereby allocates to you an IP address block and hereby grants you
> sole permission to announce that address block to the Internet."
>
> Simple enough?

Hi Hank,

The Internet doesn't exist, not in any legal sense. It's a conceptual
framework of cooperating public and private networks. ARIN has zero legal
basis for exercising authority over the operation of those individual
networks. Even ARIN's basic function as a registry relies entirely on those
network operators' ongoing choice to rely on ARIN as an authoritative
source of knowledge.

You're barking up the wrong tree here. ARIN can't exercise any authority
the network operators don't consent to it exercising. It's that simple...
and that complicated. You have to convince a usefully large number of
network owners that they SHOULD cede ARIN new authority in this matter.

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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