ARIN, was Re: 72/8 friendly reminder
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Mar 24 22:05:29 UTC 2005
At 13:01 -0800 3/24/05, Owen DeLong wrote:
>There are not many such proposals in play at the moment because the ARIN
>community reached consensus around most of these issues over the last
>two years. There seems to be general agreement that the current state of
>things is acceptable in terms of Whois and DNS. While ARIN runs a Routing
>Registry as part of it's public service focus, I do not believe that ARIN
>should have a defining role in the IRR process. In general, that also
>is the purview of the IETF.
Here's my dilemma. On the one hand I hear calls for greater
operational input to ARIN. On the other hand is empirical evidence
that there isn't much input being given.
What I have been trying to do extract what latent operational input
might be fed to ARIN, judging from discussions I have seen at other
RIRs, the IETF, etc. If there aren't follow ups to these ideas, then
I would conclude that ARIN isn't dysfunctional and is operating as it
should be, an idea supported by what is above. If there are ideas
forthcoming, then maybe there is a need to encourage participation.
This thread was ignited by the desire to have a pingable address in
newly allocated blocks (from IANA to ARIN), and maybe Randy's
suggestion is all that is needed - simply asking ARIN to do this.
Maybe policies aren't the only way to influence ARIN's operation.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
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