DNS Changer items

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed Aug 15 15:01:15 UTC 2012

On 8/15/12 6:55 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> While I understand that in the face of IPv4 exhaustion long quarantine
> periods are probably no longer a good idea, I think 6 weeks is
> shockingly short.  I also think to blanket apply the quarantine is
> a little short sighted, there are cases that need a longer cooling
> off period, and this may be one of them.
I guess the question I'd pose is it going to get dramatically better if 
it were longer? 12 weeks? 52?

Remediation of whatever wrong with a given prefix is an active activity, 
it's not likely to go away unless the prefix is advertised.

In the case of dns changer, I would think that if you don't have working 
DNS for long enough you're going to have your computer fixed or throw it 
out. if you were an operator using that prefix to prevent customer 
breakage you should be on notice that's not sustainable indefinitely or 
indeed for much longer.
> I think the RIPE membership, and indeed the policy making bodies
> of all RIR's should look at their re-allocation policies with this
> case in mind and see if a corner case like this doesn't present a
> surprising result.

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