Public shaming list for ISPs announcing other ISPs IP space by mistake

Danny McPherson danny at
Fri Aug 15 00:07:31 CDT 2008

On Aug 14, 2008, at 10:59 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> Yep.  IANA does indeed have a limited operational role in the DNS  
> (in that currently IANA directly operates .int,,,  
>, and and no direct operational role in routing.
> Of course, the statement was about the authority and delegation  
> model, not about operational roles.
> ...
> Not sure it is 'the most fundamental change', but it is indeed a  
> significant change.  That's sort of the point: RPKI is designed to  
> allow for validation which isn't possible now.
> ...
> Indeed. And if RPKI is deployed in a way that is useful for  
> validation of routing announcements in real time, this will  
> obviously change, regardless of whether there is a single root for  
> the address space or multiple roots.  However, it seems to me that  
> the decision as to whether there is a single root or multiple roots  
> is deeply rooted (pun intended) in layer 9.
> But perhaps that's just me.

OK, so we were talking past one another.  I agree with everything
you said above, and simply meant to highlight the fact that RPKI
validation will change things (quite necessarily, IMO), and folks
need to be paying attention to this.


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