Public shaming list for ISPs announcing other ISPs IP space bymistake

Martin Hannigan hannigan at verneglobal.com
Thu Aug 14 12:01:26 CDT 2008


> -----Original Message-----
> From: brett watson [mailto:brett at the-watsons.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:47 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Public shaming list for ISPs announcing other ISPs IP
> space bymistake
> 
> 
> On Aug 14, 2008, at 9:02 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
> 
> > bottom line: the irr is a hack, not a formal solution.
> 
> I don't think the IRR is so much a hack (it's a tool), but we're
> lacking the process and infrastructure to vet/validate that a given
> ASN is *authorized* to originate a prefix, and all of the policy bits
> (which the IRR has if you use it) associated with which ASNs should
> propagate the prefix, etc...
> 
> We're lacking the authority and delegation model that DNS has, I
think?


Some of the RIR's have been working diligently on this stuff and you can
see proposals, at least in the ARIN region, where there is a concerted
effort at credentialing allocations. If you read between the lines and
know the people and their funding sources, you can assume that there is
a high level of attention to this, contrary to what we read in the press
about DHS et. Al. 

Some of this activity is likely to tie into RIR transfer process i.e.
the titling of ip address allocations. At least I think so.

Disclaimer: This is a personal opinion only and I invite mailbox flames
correcting. 

Best,

-M<




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