Purchased IPv4 Woes

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Sun Mar 12 17:42:37 UTC 2017

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Chuck Church <chuckchurch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe a silly idea, but shouldn't the sale of a block of addresses
> (RIR ownership change) trigger a removal of that block from all reputation
> list databases?

Hi Chuck,

You're talking about 50+ database operators half of which don't
identify their principals and offer no way contact staff or interact
with them except, sometimes, through narrowly defined reporting tools.

Google is a prime example of the problem. They write great algorithms
but their confidence in those algorithms far exceeds their greatness.
The current catastrophic mess with Recaptcha should offer a cautionary
tale for all.

>  If I buy a car from a police auction, I'm fairly sure the FBI doesn't start
>  tailing me, because the car was once used for less than legal purposes.

You would think so, but I have a friend who is visited by police every
few months because the prior owner of his house is a petty criminal
still committing crimes and their database shows the house as his last
known residence.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>

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