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Re: IP adresss management verification
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:36:44 EST, John Curran said: > A more interesting question might be: How does the community think an > RIR should best verify information in the application process today, and > should that change as we approach the IPv4 event horizon? I think the current ARIN policies are probably reasonable. I'm not at all sure there's an economically justifiable reason to be even *more* due-diligence as the event horizon approaches. Currently, ARIN more or less trusts the data on the application (and relies on details to catch hinky stuff - if you claim a need for a /12, and are feeding it off one DS-3, there's probably something odd going on). As the clouds on the horizon approach, those who haven't been building IPv6 arks are going to get desperate. It's hard to say what amount of effort ARIN should put into detecting a "sufficiently sophisticated" attempt at outright fraud on the applicant's part. At some point, it will become cheaper to just deploy IPv6 than to do the things needed to get more IPv4 space. What's this week's forcast for the event horizon, anyhow? It keeps moving around....