Thought provoked as a result of the discussion of abuse-c detail...
I'm not sure i've seen anyone pick up the issue of
Database Accuracy in more than a passing fashion. I'm not familiar
enough with what-goes-on but i'd much rather seen APNIC efforts
validate the accuracy of info already in place than focus significant
resource on a relatively minor benefit.
My aforementioned scattergun approach didnt work (apparrently the
Indian ISP concerned don't believe in abuse@, postmaster@ or noc@
addresses, notwithstanding what's in their whois!) and I am left with
the possiblity of simply blocking an entire /15 at my router as the
only recourse I have against abuse originating from a compromised /32.
As the administrator of (in this particular example) a very small
network with limited means, being able to use whois as an accurate and
validated source of 'real person' POC info would at least help us as a
community to deal to the spammers, botnets and 'sploited boxen in our
midst in a more timely fashion.
So how should APNIC go about ensuring whois accuracy and currency? How to get this issue moving in a productive direction? If nothing else, it will dovetail nicely with the latest proposal re abuse-c.