ARIN sucks? was Re: Kremen's Buddy?
from_nanog at corenap.com
Wed Sep 13 21:00:38 UTC 2006
I've heard the horror stories, and I remember that ARIN was difficult to deal
with 10 years ago, but my recent experiences with them have been relatively
painless. I expected the process to get worse as IPs become more scarce, but I
haven't been seeing that. AFAICT they are more helpful and easier to work with
right now than they have ever been. They came out with simplified templates last
week and it looks like the process will now be even easier. Maybe it's harder
for companies that don't run an rwhois server, and rwhois can be tricky to
setup, but I was able to do it, and I would expect (or at least hope) that most
of the people who are paid to run networks are in the same IQ range as me.
What's so hard about this?
Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> Ever notice the only folks happy with the status quo are the few who have
> already have an intimate knowledge of the ARIN allocation process, and/or
> have the right political connections to resolve the "issues" that come up
> when dealing with them?
> Try looking at it from an outsider's point of view instead. If you're new
> to dealing with ARIN, it is not uncommon to find the process is absolutely
> baffling, frustrating, slow, expensive, and requiring intrusive disclosure
> just shy of an anal cavity probe.
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