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Re: SWIP update intervals (was: Re: Getting an AS and /18)

  • From: Mitch Halmu
  • Date: Tue Jul 03 16:16:27 2001


On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Joseph T. Klein wrote:

> Maintaining delegation information is a pain. Having valid delegation
> of IP address space helps in tracking the guys with black hats.
> 
> Perhaps it would be worthwhile to develop a mechanism to limit views
> of contact information to valid ASN POCs via some form of keyed access
> ... since those who work in the AS/BGP space need to know who to contact
> as the source of packet, as apposed to marketing organizations.

Not fair toward the general public. Besides those wearing hats of many 
colors and marketing interests, there are many legitimate uses of this
information. Why hide such data anyway? Imagine the public outcry.

Also to be considered are foreign registries (i.e., APNIC), and the data 
they provide. One may expect consistency...

--Mitch
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