Repeated Blacklisting / IP reputation
martin at theicelandguy.com
Thu Sep 10 03:41:26 UTC 2009
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Leo Vegoda <leo.vegoda at icann.org> wrote:
> On Sep 9, 2009, at 7:18 PM, Alex Lanstein wrote:
> > Along the same lines, I noticed that the worst Actor in recent
> > memory (McColo - AS26780) stopped paying their bills to ARIN and
> > their addresses have been returned to the pool.
> > It's my opinion that a very select number of CIDR blocks (another
> > example being the ones belonging to Cernel/InternetPath/Atrivo/etc,
> > if it were ever fully extinguished) are, and forever will be,
> > completely toxic and unusable to any legitimate enterprise.
> > Arguments could be made that industry blacklists can and should be
> > more flexible, but from the considerably more innocuous case in this
> > thread, that is apparently not the modus operandi
> Putting these addresses back into use does not mean that they have to
> be allocated to networks where they'll number mail servers. ARIN staff
> is doubtless aware of the history of these blocks and will presumably
> do their best to allocate them to networks that aren't intended to
> host mail servers.
Not sure when ICANN got into the business of economic bailouts, but the
mechanism that ICANN has defined seems patently unfair. Determining who is
worthy of allocations based on a class without community input into a policy
debate is "bad".
ObOps: Chasing down all of this grunge ain't cheap or fair.
Martin Hannigan martin at theicelandguy.com
Power, Network, and Costs Consulting for Iceland Datacenters and Occupants
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