wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Sun Sep 18 20:08:38 UTC 2011

On Sep 18, 2011, at 15:51, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:

>> I'm told of others that have bought legacy IPv4 prefixes with no
>> intention of updating whois at this time - no desire to enter into a
>> relationship with ARIN and be subjected to existing "policy", for
>> instance.
> so your point is that your friends at depository.com will be attractive
> to ip address space buyers because they will offer a less religious rsa.
> and the question is whether the ops community will believe their whois
> and install a separate rpki trust root for them?

For instance, yes.

I'm also wondering if the ops community will accept other sources of proof such as legal documents (or something else?), in lieu of Whois records from an RIR, Depository, or elsewhere. 

> could be.  but i would not want to have that as my business plan.
> randy, who is all for a less religious rsa

You wouldn't bet on ARIN being religious for the foreseeable future? ;) Or, you wouldn't bet on the ops community embracing alternatives?


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