RIRs give out unique addresses (Was: something has a /8! ...)

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Sep 20 16:48:00 UTC 2012


At 9:56 -0500 9/20/12, Naslund, Steve wrote:
>I suppose that ARIN would say that they do not guarantee routability
>because they do not have operational control of Internet routers.

ARIN does not provide transit - how could they guarantee or even just 
provide best-effort routability?

>However, Wouldn't you say that there is a very real expectation that
>when you request address space through ARIN or RIPE that it would be
>routable?

Perhaps, but that is misguided.  ARIN, et.al. don't get involved in 
peering or block lists or firewall configuration guides or hurricane 
forecasting or ... anything else that bars reachability.  If I decide 
to unilaterally block traffic from your address range, ARIN, et.al., 
can't do anything about it.

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