NSP ... New Information

Larry Vaden vaden at texoma.net
Mon Jun 9 03:18:02 UTC 1997

At 09:39 PM 6/8/97 -0500, Jeremy Porter wrote:
>And besides, if it weren't for US governement interference, ARIN
>would already be up and running, and the members could find solutions
>for this problem.  But regardless, the allocation group does not
>controll the policies of the individual companies, and therefore,
>if you insist on causing grief for the rest of us, your best bet
>to to file Anti-trust actions against carriers, like Sprint, Digex, 
>and others that are filtering.  (hint, good luck, you will need it.)

I have no intent of causing anyone grief, but rather wish to learn from the
NANOG members (save any dogmas) and compete on a level playing field.

Our only legal actions have been defensive in nature.  Number 1 was against
telcos red-lining PRI service to rural Texas.  Number 2 regarded an email
privacy/ECPA issue raised by the Texas Attorney General through the use of
an improperly issued subpoena.  We had good luck in both, thank you  [8-))

The input of those from NANOG is very valuable, IMHO.  I'm looking for the
thoughts of NANOG members, not to convince them of anything.  Please excuse
my thoughts that the NANOG members may have more experience with these
issues and that we and other small ISPs can benefit from NANOG input.

In fact, the real question we posed at NANOG 10 is:

What can be done to properly operate a network with diversity and
redundancy without the use of scarce resources, presuming the downside of
them not being granted?


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