Article on spammers and their infrastructure

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at
Tue Dec 22 18:25:43 CST 2009

On 22/12/2009 3:36, "Jon Lewis" <jlewis at> wrote:


> They may be.  I don't agree that it's relevant.  You can disagree with the
> RIPE wording or with RIPE policies, or maybe I'm misinterpreting
>   ASSIGNED PA: This address space has been assigned to an End User for use
>   with services provided by the issuing LIR. It cannot be kept when
>   terminating services provided by the LIR.
> My interpretation of the above is ASSIGNED PA is the equivalent of my
> assigning IP space to a customer who either buys transit (connectivity)
> from us or colo's or buys server hosting from us where they will use that
> IP space.  We don't simply lease out IP space for "customers" to use as
> they please on other networks.

I am sure that your interpretation was the original intent of the policy
text. However, the wording could also be read in a way that allows an LIR to
just provide registry services, without providing any connectivity services.



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