Nanog mentioned on BBC news website

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Wed Jul 22 19:44:21 CDT 2009

On Jul 22, 2009, at 7:41 PM, Kevin Oberman wrote:

>> Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:27:39 +0100
>> From: "andrew.wallace" <andrew.wallace at>
>> Big up the Nanog community, you do the net proud...
> First showed up on NANOG 7 hours ago, but it was a fun read.
> Clearly the article has little connection with reality. I am not an
> unpaid volunteer and neither were most or all of those involved. The
> idea that just because the traffic does not originate or terminate  
> on my
> net means that working on solving a problem is altruism is pretty  
> silly.

My fav part:

"That's precisely how packets move around the internet, sometimes in a  
many as 25 or 30 hops with the intervening entities passing the data  
around having no contractual or legal obligation to the original  
sender or to the receiver."

How many of you pass packets without getting paid?

Kinda makes you wonder about all those other TED talks, huh?

> And NANOG was not really involved though several of those that were  
> are
> active in NANOG.

Well, one could argue that NANOG _is_ its members.

Yeah, a stretch, but I'm trying. :-)


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