RE: [anti-spam-wg] Non-cooperation of RIPE ISP in investigating report of email abuse (spam)

  • To: "der Mouse" mouse@localhost, anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: "Nigel Titley" <nigel.titley@localhost
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:33:34 -0000
  • Priority: normal

> And there you have in a nutshell the reason why the net is so
abuse-ridden - RIPE
> should hever have had even so much as one address assigned for them to
delegate as long
> as either of those is true.

> Authority without responsibility.  Bad news wherever it's found.

> RIPE's authority needs to be revoked (their allocations yanked) until
they accept
> responsibility concomitant with it.  Of course, that won't happen -
and, as a result,
> we'll see abuse from RIPE space continue to escalate.

The RIPE NCC, in common with all other RIRs has their operating
boundaries set by 3 parameters:

1. The Activity Plan, formulated and agreed in consultation with the
RIPE NCC membership
2. Global addressing policy as formulated by the global community
3. Regional addressing policy as forumulated by the RIPE community

Neither RIPE nor the other 4 RIRs is empowered to do anything outside
these boundaries. 

Any or all of these policies can be changed by the appropriate policy
making body, but this is a bottom up process. Policy making is not a
spectator sport.

Nigel


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