Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
bmanning at ISI.EDU
Fri Feb 2 00:42:32 UTC 1996
> > We are working on the 192.x.x.x swamp right now.
> > Rough estimates (with much more accurate data @ NANOG)
> > 60% - invalid or missing contact information
> This is interesting. How about a policy that says if nobody can contact you
> and none of your addresses are reachable, then after some period, your
> addresses get recycled.
Nobody can contact you .. is that the admin/tech contact,
the administrative entity (corp, gov, agency etc)
Addresses not reachable .. From which vantage point is this
Some period .. Like the 99 year lease on HongKong?
Perhaps there is better wisdom out there on correct metrics
for these values. From my limited viewpoint, the only way
to recover the space is a voluntary return, based on the
original allocation policies. There may be other incentives
applied to facilitate the return, but strong-arm tactics
and coersion, threats and hostile actions are not my favorites.
I'd prefer to take almost any other action than blacklisting and
hijacking. To take such actions, while it can be rationalized
as a technological means to protect a networks internal
stability, is presumptious and rude at best and legally
indefensable at worst.
Now if there are existant policies -in place-, that constrain
the prefix handling, then your questions have been answered.
Just my humble opinion.
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