[anti-abuse-wg] What to do when both RIR and ISP don't care?
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Fri Apr 17 20:07:42 CEST 2009
>> Is it really my responsibility to call them but not that of its >> upper RIR, ie LACNIC? Yes and no. It is LACNIC's responsibility in a moral sense; they have been granted a resource, and with authority over any resource comes responsibility for its use. However, Internet governance is severely broken. Those who need to impose that responsibility (IANA/ICANN) refuse to, and few (no, AFAIK) RIRs are sufficiently ethical to assume it on their own. So in a pragmatic sense, it is nobody's responsibility. Like any system in which responsibility and authority are severely mismatched, this is not sustainable. However, the net is robust enough that it's taking several years for the abuses to grow to the point of systemic collapse. (It's coming, though. I recently dropped by a university I used to work at, and apparently there are big voices arguing for a totally off-the-net private email system, simply for the sake of having working internal email. That's right, the abuses have grown to the point where email connectivity to the net has about equal positive and negative value.) /~\ The ASCII Mouse \ / Ribbon Campaign X Against HTML mouse at rodents-montreal.org / \ Email! 7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B