NAIPR Message

Invisible Hands, was Re: Multihoming sites and ARIN

On Saturday, February 22, 1997 3:01 PM, Michael Dillon[SMTP:michael at MEMRA.COM] wrote:
@ On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:
@ 
@ > @ The IAHC is a prime example of non-governmental industry self-regulation.
@ > @ So is RIPE and APNIC and ARIN. This is the best way to do things and I
@ > @ think you will discover that there is actually a lot of support for this
@ > @ approach in most Western governments including that of the USA.
@ 
@ > "non-govermental" for you appears to be zero government.
@ 
@ Precisely! There is no need for any government involvement whatsoever
@ in the management of the Internet infrastructure.
@ 

OK...then can all of the government funding be cut off...?

@ > "Industry self-regulation" being done by people who are
@ > funded by the government, and who actively exclude the
@ > industry members is worse than direct interaction between
@ > the industry and the government.
@ 
@ I don't understand why you are writing this. In the context of this
@ mailing list the only people funded by the government are the research and
@ education community and since they are big users of IP address space
@ I don't see any good reason to block them from involvement in ARIN.
@ 
@ In fact, the massive success and the fast growth of the Internet is due
@ in large measure to the fact that the research community, the network
@ operators and the equipment manufacturers all work closely together
@ to greatly reduce the time it takes for research to become reality.
@ 

"reduce the time".....?????

Does this mean that IPv6 will be here RSN....?

Will ARIN be handling IPv6 addresses...?

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Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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