In message <67c79971-03c4-8531-ff74-6da8aa427...@linuxmagic.com>, Michael Peddemors <mich...@linuxmagic.com> wrote:
>In ARIN-2016-5, we speak of.. > >"Efficient utilization of at least 50% of cumulative IPv4 >address blocks already assigned to them" > >I believe this should be extended to also include that the current >registrant MUST be compliant with existing policies regarding the proper >use of SWIP or 'rwhois' for any IP space they currently operate, insofar >as that space is relegated to other parties. > >It should also require that all existing POC information is correct and >up to date. And if they have a reference to a 'rwhois' server, it >should be operating, functional and accurate. Not that my opinion counts for anything, but I would like to second all of the above. While reseaching snowshoe spammers and other even worse flavors of net-miscreants, on an essentially daily basis I come across rwhois servers that are either entirely dead or that are live but that say nothing in response to any query sent to them... at least ones about currently live spammer ranges. The problem is so bad, and I see it with such frequency, that these days I just shrug and assume that it's just one more service provider that I should add to my ever growing list of ones that can be bribed into applying the rwhois version of whiteout to certain ranges. Not that either rwhois data or explicit SWIP data... when those -are- actually available... routinely bear any cognizable relationship to actual factually-established reality mind you. In addition to data being just plain unavailiable, I also see utter garbage in both rwhois records and in sub-SWIPs virtually every day. In theory I could while away my days reporting all of this stuff... to whom, I'm not even sure, cuz the evidence from where I'm sitting suggests that nobody gives a damn, or if they do, they are so constrained that they can't do anything about it... but anyway, I have to eat and sleep, and take a shower occasionally, and even if I could devote myself 24/7/365 to the task, I'm not sure that I could even make a dent in it. The problem really is THAT big now. There's a separate and related problem too. In a lot of cases, even when contact data is "accurate", it isn't. A UPS mailbox is not a place of business, nor is one at one's local Internet Exchange. But exactly such phony baloney bovine excrement apparently passes muster, accoring to the letter of the rules, so dodgy non-entities continue to exploit the cracks in the minimalist formal rules, and as they do, the job of actually being able to identify any actor, either bad or good, on the Internet becomes a more hopeless task by the day. (I look forward to the day when somebody sends me a picture of a miniature desk, with matching miniature chair, phone, computer, keyboard, monitor and office worker, all somehow magically stuffed into a 2 inch by 2 inch slot the size of an anonymizing UPS mail drop box.) I doubt that I'm saying anything that law enforcement hasn't already said, in one way or another. But perhaps I am. I seriously doubt that even all of LE in North America, taken together, have tried to find the true current users of as many different IPv4 addresses and ranges as I have, over time. So even they may not know just how bad things have gotten. I wish that it were otherwise. If the transfer of resources might serve as a time, or as an excuse, to get even some of this mess cleaned up, then I for one am all for it. Regards, rfg _______________________________________________ PPML You are receiving this message because you are subscribed to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (ARIN-PPML@arin.net). Unsubscribe or manage your mailing list subscription at: http://lists.arin.net/mailman/listinfo/arin-ppml Please contact i...@arin.net if you experience any issues.