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

  • From: der Mouse mouse@localhost
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:52:49 -0500 (EST)

> The RIPE NCC [...] has their operating boundaries set by 3
> parameters: [...]  Neither RIPE nor the other 4 RIRs is empowered to
> do anything outside these boundaries.

Exactly.

And that's the problem.  As long as RIPE doesn't accept the
responsibility that goes with its authority, things will only get
worse.

> 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.

That's another problem, actually; since authority is delegated from
above, responsibility should be too.

I'm not sure I like a delegated-from-above structure, but given the
shared-resource nature of the resources in question, I don't have any
better suggestion.  Furthermore, given the human tendency to try to
duck responsibility while grabbing authority, it may prove necessary to
vest responsibility imposition in the same entity that controls
authority allocation.

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