Question of privacy with reassigned resources

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Aug 4 14:42:02 CDT 2010


On Aug 4, 2010, at 1:35 17AM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Franck Martin <franck at genius.com> wrote:
>> If it is a business, then accurate address does not seem to me an
>> issue, if it is a private address, I think a bit of fuzziness is helpful
> 
> An apartment complex/condo/etc is a business which contains private addresses.
> 
> Do you sell to the residents directly or do you sell to the apartment
> complex which then resells to individual residents?
> 
> If the former then you're basically off the hook for anybody who
> doesn't get a /29 or larger.
> 
> For the latter, you're providing significant amounts of a public
> resource (IP addresses) to a business whose contact information you're
> contractually and ethically obligated to reveal. If a particular
> complex is worried about publishing their location, they can always
> rent a P.O. box. If you're the only one doing the worrying, don't.

I strongly disagree -- you're revealing the precise address of any tenant in those buildings.  Don't do that...


		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb









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