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Re: NANOG as the Internet government?

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Tue Aug 30 15:24:55 2005

On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 14:14:52 EDT, "J. Oquendo" said:

> Ten Commandments of the Interweb

xi.  Thou shalt forswear the abuse of content-free buzzwords.

Sorry, it needed saying. Unfortunately for the geeks among us, there's no
easy way to number from zero in Roman numerals....

> ii.	Thou shall not install network analyzers without international
>        warrants

Might be a bad idea.  There's a *reason* why 18 USC 2511 has specific
exemptions for network quality testing:

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/2511.html

>  iv.	Thou shall give access to any authority figure with or without
>        warrants

So you'll give access to an authority figure *without* a warrant, even though
this clashes with the intent, if not the letter, of (ii)?

(Or was "without warrants" veiled reference to a National Security Letter? :)

> iii.	Thou shall not allow evil traffic to pass through ones routes
> viii.	Thou shall not null route thy neighbor

And if the two of these come into conflict, what do you do?  Moral absolutism
may be nice, but it won't save you any on your car insurance or help you run
a production network.  If you're selling volume-charged transit, it gets even
murkier....

This stuff is harder than it looks....

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