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Re: Operational Issues with

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Mon Dec 09 13:33:12 2002

Alec H. Peterson wrote:
> --On Monday, December 9, 2002 9:48 -0500 Leo Bicknell
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>> The problem here is that ARIN (and the other registries) are the
>> ones who can contact the users.
> But Michael is not talking about the registries _contacting_ people
> with a message about changes in unallocated blocks,  he's talking
> about one specific regional registry providing a list of all
> unallocated space (that still 'belongs' to IANA/ICANN).

IANA already maintains a public list of assigned space, and thus by negation
a list of unassigned space.  Anyone who cares enough to update their filters
has all the information they need to.

While sending gratuitous messages to ASN/SWIP contacts is a nice idea, it's
still gratuitous.