[Nanog-futures] Fwd: ADMIN: Reminder on off-topic threads

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Wed Apr 22 09:46:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 09:43:22PM -0700, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> But I have to say (again, apologies) that security issues on the Internet
> - -- and especially the lack of engagement from ISPs -- is a major, major
> problem that NANOG could be a major facilitator, instead of turning its
> back on the woeful state of security affairs.

I strongly concur with this.

> In any event, I think security-related issues are much more "on topic" than
> ARIN IPv4 policy foo.

I think I mildly disagree with this.  The allocation of chunks of IPv4 space 
to dedicated abusers, and the hijacking of chunks of IPv4 space by abusers,
are security-related issues.  So if you mean "ARIN IPv4 policy" in the
sense of "what their policies and procedures are", then I agree with you;
if you mean it in the sense of "what the real-world consequences are",
then I'm not so sure.


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