Re: Commecial vs fairness (was: spam support)
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 16:57:02 +0000 (GMT)
On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> The job of RIPE is to issue IP numbers and suchlike.
This is RIPE's current role and I agree with Mally's view that RIPE is not
currently capable of dealing with enforcing an AUP for LIRs. What I was
suggesting is expanding RIPE's remit and giving additional them resources
to handle the extra load.
> If an ISP can only get IP numbers by signing up to this separate AUP,
> well, can you spell "abuse of monopoly position" ? Because that's what
> it is.
RIPE already has terms and conditions that you have to sign up to if you
wish to become a LIR. I'm merely suggesting that it might be worthwhile
bringing them up to date. Obviously, with a tougher set of T's & C's RIPE
would need extra resources to enforce them.
I thought RIPE's activities were directed by the membership. Therefore,
it would require a significant number of the existing membership to be
involved before this got anywhere near being implemented. That doesn't
sound much like a monopoly to me.