Re: [sig-policy] Requests from routing/packeting concerns
- To: Izumi Okutani <izumi at nic dot ad dot jp>
- Subject: Re: [sig-policy] Requests from routing/packeting concerns
- From: Terry Manderson <terry at terrym dot net>
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:50:46 +1000
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On 17/02/2009, at 2:52 PM, Izumi Okutani wrote:
This was requested to help in consideration to purchase space (make sureit's not been used by black-listed ISPs), and to help in sorting out filtering problems (explain to peers/upstream).
wow, this is an interesting observation. The thought that a prefix once owned by, say, IIJ would be more attractive (and possibly more expensive) to buy than a prefix used by the Russian Business Network.
The general feeling was that you have to do the actual testing + be responsible yourself at the end of the day, but information about past holders would still help.Would this be something other operators in the region also find it useful?
Given that APNIC (and all RIRs) maintain that they cannot guarantee route-ability of any prefix assigned then I guess a case of buyer beware is appropriate. Clearly you don't want to stuck with a 'lemon' prefix.