On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Jeff Williams wrote:
Your gettin into legally explosive backwaters here. I know of many whoAPNIC has the ability to grant IP space. Given that ability, it also
has the inherent ability to remove what was granted. The implicit
grant of IP space, carries with it the ability to route, and route
in a "legal" manner. When "illegal" (dark address space) routing is
detected, then the price should be loss of the initial grant - in this
case the ability to operate which carries with it economic measures.
have address space outside the control of the RIR - in many cases no
legal agreements exists.
Much of this no mans land is in North America and a few other countries.
The RIR in fact control nothing but the reverse arpa. Routing is between
the provider and the IP administrator.
???Routing tables should be configured for non routing (filtering) of
unallocated IP address space as well as allocated IP address space.
Traffic to and from unallocated (or allocated but unused) IP address
space should be dropped as soon as recognized, thus saving bandwidth up
Again I clearly point out - alot of IP address space is not under contract.Employ the basic law - what can be given, can be taken away. APNIC
should issue a warning first, followed by removal of IP space from the
offending ISP or entity at what ever level. IP addresses are provided
under a contract, thus using contract law, removal is possible.
You can't - it's not your business to act as judge nor jury.I don't quite understand how APNIC can be invloved in this, and how
effective it would be in addressing the problem. I hope you can
clarify this a little bit more.