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Re: ARIN, was Re: 72/8 friendly reminder
At 13:01 -0800 3/24/05, Owen DeLong wrote:
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.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.
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.
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