[Community-Discuss] Blog: A Comprehensive audit of the AFRINIC WHOIS Database
owen at delong.com
Mon Feb 15 23:50:58 UTC 2021
> On Feb 13, 2021, at 03:58 , Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> In message <56FF34F4-04C8-48F3-BFC6-699669F55CD2 at delong.com>,
> Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> There is literally no way to know whether legacy resources are used or not.
>> However, unannounced legacy resources are mostly in an unknown state of
>> utilization and it is essentially impossible to determine whether or not
>> they are actually in use.
> I only wish that I had the first clue about what you are going on about
> here Owen.
> If a tree falls in the forest, and if it is not routed on the public
> Internet, then why should I or anybody else give a damn about what
> you do in the privacy of your own intranet? Your private intranet
> and what you do on it is of no concern whatsoever to the actual
> Internet community. Nor does the administration of publicly routable
> IP addresses by the various RIRs have any bearing on what you elect
> to do on your own private intranet.
Because private network A with address set A talks to private network B
with address set B who also connects to the public internet using address set B.
If someone on the internet starts using address set A, then B now has a
problem communicating with the public internet user of address set A and the
private network A.
Just because addresses aren’t routed visibly on the public internet does
not mean that they are not used in a manner or application where it is important
for them to remain unique.
RIRs register addresses for uniqueness, not merely for internet routing.
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