NANOG/IEPG/ISOC's current role

Elise Gerich epg at
Tue Apr 2 13:47:30 UTC 1996

After scanning the on-line notes from the NANOG meetings, I did
not find any "recommendations" made by the group.  In fact, the
group has mentioned many times that it is inappropriate to set
policy.  What the group does is discuss various technical problems,
share work-arounds, fixes, kludges, and as individuals adopt what
is useful.

>Sean Donelan writes:
> What is NANOG's role?
> I was surprised to read in the March 25 issue of NetworkWorld Alecia Cooper
> at Sprint comments that Sprint is just following NANOG's recommendations
> to block addresses to minimize the number of router table entries.  I
> must have missed something, because I don't remember NANOG ever making
> any recommendation, of any sort.
> Is this just a case of bad reporting by Joanie Wexler at NetworkWorld?  A
> bad case of passing the buck by Alecia Cooper at Sprint?  Or something else?
> -- 
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation

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