US DOJ victim letter

John Peach john-nanog at
Sat Jan 28 16:39:33 UTC 2012

On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:30:47 +0000
bmanning at wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:20:08PM -0500, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Randy Epstein <nanog at> wrote:
> > >
> 	I missed the part where ARIN turned over its address database w/ associatedd
> 	registration information to the Fed ... I mean I've always advocated for 
> 	LEO access, but ther has been significant pushback fromm the community on
> 	unfettered access to that data.  As I recall, there are even policies and
> 	processes to limit/restrict external queries to prevent a DDos of the whois
> 	servers.  And some fairly strict policies on who gets dumps of the address
> 	space.  As far as I know (not very far) bundling the address database
> 	-and- the registration data are not available to mere mortals.
> 	So - just how DID the Fed get the data w/o violating ARIN policy?
> /bill

Ours came from our whois information.


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