Nanog mentioned on BBC news website

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
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 rocketmail.com>
>>
>> Big up the Nanog community, you do the net proud...
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8163190.stm
>
> 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:

<quote>
"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."
</quote>

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. :-)

-- 
TTFN,
patrick






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