About inetnum "ownership"

Bob Evans bob at FiberInternetCenter.com
Thu Mar 3 00:55:25 UTC 2016

As far as I know there is no requirement to announce your assigned or
legacy owned prefixes to the world. You have the right to announce them. 
I don't think you can legally stop others from announcing your path to
them. Once you publicly announce something, it's out there.

Oh well, maybe I didn't get the original question. I thought the
discussion was about a network's right to prevent others in the world from
announcing/propagating a route to that network's prefixes. Seemed to be a
legal question and the field analogy someone put forth seemed to apply
well. I can't take credit for that as I simply tuned it and showed how it
fit in a historical way. I think a lawyer would probably make this analogy
in a court.

Thank You
Bob Evans

> Interesting demonstration of why retreat to analogies does not help in a
> discussion.
> A question:  If you stop announcing your routes, where will the world
> get them from?
> --
> sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Juvenal)

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