Lightly used IP addresses
jcurran at arin.net
Fri Aug 13 14:17:50 CDT 2010
On Aug 13, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Ken Chase wrote:
> Right, and Im answering my own question here, for (8) about the reclaiming -
> what upstream is going to stop carrying prefixes from a downstream that's
> 'illegally' announcing them? Is this upstream going to cut that customer off and
> lose the revenue, just to satisfy ARIN's bleating? From what I gather, all that
> ARIN can do is remove the NS records for the i-a.a reverse zone for the offending
> block, making SMTP a little trickier from the block, but not much else.
> Unless I didnt see the other large sticks ARIN's carrying? I've never seen them
> send hired goons to anyone's door... yet?
ARIN maintains the WHOIS based on what the community develops for
policies; what's happens in routing tables is entirely up to the
ISP community. No "bleating" or "large sticks" here, just turning
the policy crank and managing address space accordingly.
ARIN pulls the address space, and then (after holddown) reissues it
to another provider. WHOIS reflects this change, as does in-addr.
Whether an ISP respect the information in WHOIS is likely to always
be a "local decision"; ARIN's responsibility is to make sure that
the information contained therein matches the community's policy
not some hypothetical routing enforcement.
There will be an ISP attempting to make use of that reassigned
address space, and one could imagine that party being let down
if the community says one thing in policy but does another when
it comes to routing.
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