As promised I would like to propose the following text as a new
charter to change the focus of the AS WG to that of Anti-Abuse
or Anti Network Abuse. Obviously there will be a substantial
amount of time put aside at the meeting in Berlin to discuss
this change, but that is, of course, intended to suplement
rather than replace any discussion that may take place here.
Please do let Richard and I know any queries, suggestions or
general feedback you may have on the text below.
The WG procedures would not be changed by this change in focus.
So, on with the text!
As the Internet has evolved, the scope and scale of network abuse
have evolved in step. While unsolicited bulk email (spam) was
previously the most visible form of network abuse, it is often
now merely a symptom of much deeper abuse such as viruses or
botnets. To reflect this changing Internet, it was proposed at
RIPE 55 that the Anti-Spam Working Group widen its focus to
include all relevant kinds of network abuse. The working group
would aim to tackle the issue from both the technical and
- To produce and continue to update a Best Common Practice document
for ISPs similar in nature to RIPE-409 but covering a wider range of
possible abusive behaviours.
- To provide advice (beyond that of the BCP) to relevant parties
within the RIPE region such as ISPs, Governments and Law Enforcement
- To discuss and disseminate information on technical methods of
preventing or reducing network abuse.