[arin-ppml] [arin-announce] [Fwd: ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks]
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> [Milton L Mueller]
> This is an example of what I mean when I say the proposal is ahead of itself a bit, even though a very good initiative. Many people, such as Mr. Lewis of Neustar who commented above, may not fully understand why this is being proposed.
As a former staff member of ARIN, I think Ed fully understands the issues.
> When Mr. Lewis says that "My membership in ARIN is funding my ability to find out who is sending me packets" he may be overlooking the fact that his membership is also funding that ability for all kinds of other people as well, many of whom are free riders and/or have no contract with ARIN.
That is the whole point of a Public Network Information Database.
"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel