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

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.

Edward Lewis
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2012...time to reuse those 1984 calendars!

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