Operational Issues with

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
Mon Dec 9 16:05:18 UTC 2002

> I think we can all agree that whoever's responsibility it is, the
> current system is broken.  You can't actually count on people to read
> this list.

Absolutely right!
And all of this discussion that you have sparked on the list will actually 
help solve the problem. Unfortunately it ain't gonna happen fast. That's 
why I would like to see some work done on a general solution to the 
problem because that will get us a lot more benefit from the effort 

I wouldn't be surprised to see this picked up in the Cook Report and some 
of the trade press because of your postings. The more people become aware 
of how the system is broken, the sooner we can fix it.

> Maybe if IANA and ARIN and the other organizations that are
> supposed to work together to make all this stuff work weren't so busy
> trying to pass the buck, someone might have time to figure something
> out...

There are more than a few people in ARIN et al. and most of them really do 
care about finding solutions to these issues. But the Internet is no 
longer an old boys club which means that there has to be a certain amount 
of public discussion and process before decisions are made and action is 
taken. Sadly, this problem could have been predicted but there are too few 
people willing to think about what we are doing and do some forward 
planning. ARIN and other membership organizations are only as good as the 
members themselves. When the members of an organization are apathetic, 
then the organization doesn't do much more than the same old thing.

-- Michael Dillon

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