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Re: DNS Changer items
From: joel jaeggli <joelja () bogus com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:01:15 -0700

On 8/15/12 6:55 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:
While I understand that in the face of IPv4 exhaustion long quarantine
periods are probably no longer a good idea, I think 6 weeks is
shockingly short.  I also think to blanket apply the quarantine is
a little short sighted, there are cases that need a longer cooling
off period, and this may be one of them.
I guess the question I'd pose is it going to get dramatically better if it were longer? 12 weeks? 52?

Remediation of whatever wrong with a given prefix is an active activity, it's not likely to go away unless the prefix is advertised.

In the case of dns changer, I would think that if you don't have working DNS for long enough you're going to have your computer fixed or throw it out. if you were an operator using that prefix to prevent customer breakage you should be on notice that's not sustainable indefinitely or indeed for much longer.
I think the RIPE membership, and indeed the policy making bodies
of all RIR's should look at their re-allocation policies with this
case in mind and see if a corner case like this doesn't present a
surprising result.




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