[acm-tf] Abuse Contact Information - Policy Proposal
Brian Nisbet brian.nisbet at heanet.ie
Mon Oct 17 15:39:34 CEST 2011
"Alessandro Vesely" wrote the following on 17/10/2011 12:23: > A couple of notes... > > On 15/Oct/11 13:18, Tobias Knecht wrote: >> >> Policy Text >> >> This is a proposal to introduce a new (mandatory) contact attribute >> named "abuse-c:", which can be referenced by inetnum, inet6num and >> aut-num objects. The "abuse-c:" reference to an abuse handler should >> make use of the hierarchical nature of the resource data to minimize the >> workload on resource holders and facilitate good database design. > > It is not clear from that text that we want abuse-c to be inherited. > IMHO, optimizations and database principles should be considered a > fortunate coincidence. The semantic point is that we consider ISPs > responsible for the kind of traffic that their customers operate. > (The recent A2B vs Spamhaus story may illustrate this concept.) I would have said that we want it to be inheritable, rather than inherited by conceptual default. I may have misinterpreted the feeling of the TF, but this is something we'll have to be very careful about and "responsible" is a big word. If this is phrased or spun in such a way that people believe that it will make them and all of their networks immediately responsible for traffic coming from a separate AS & PI block that they route, I think we won't even get out of the starting gate. Brian.
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