ARIN is *NOT* A Good Thing

John Curran jcurran at
Sat Mar 29 17:09:15 UTC 1997

At 1:29 3/29/97, David Stoddard wrote:
>The inference here is that by creating a costly 
>new bureaucracy, all our problems will go away.  

The inference is that we can have IP address 
allocations being made by a relatively nimble
non-profit if we take the steps to establish 
such now.  

There is a very real difference between a large 
for-profit company working under the goverment
cooperative agreement and a small standalone
operation running under member goverance.

I don't think creating ARIN solves the world's
problems, but I do think it provides a solid
path forward for IP administration in a very
uncertain world.


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