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Re: Has PSI been assigned network 1?
Bill Manning wrote: >Even with a route registry, you have no way of knowing, apriora, that >the registration is correct. There have already been "helpful" attempts >to register information for others w/o their consent. Yep. >In general, it depends on religious registration in whois and/or rwhois, >the distributed IRR and PGP. Here is a brief summary: > Basically, I have made a proposal to have the Internic set an > example by registering all delegations in whois/RWhois and > signing the delegation. > All down-stream ISPs should do the same (register delegations > in RWhois and sign any downstream delegations) > When a custodian wishes to register a delegation for routing, > they sign the request. There is a MUCH simplier solution. First, use DNS instead of centralized WHOIS database. DNS already has IN-ADDR.ARPA zones with PTR RRs and it is nothing to add TXT RRs with contact etc information. Delegation of authority is done the same way as it's done with IN-ADDR zones. The mechanism is in place and works. InterNIC delegates /8 or /16 zones to providers, providers delegate /16s and /24s to other providers or customers. Since end-users will keep their contact information in their primary servers, right on premises, the likelihood of it being up-to-date is much higher -- simply because every time the LAN administrator will add or remove a host he'll see it. --vadim