NAIPR Message

Invisible Hands, was Re: Multihoming sites and ARIN

On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:

> @ > As you have pointed out, there is no Government organization
> @ > in Canada. I believe you have reported several times that they
> @ > are clueless.
> @
> @ I have never said anything of the sort.

> Please see below.....
> "Right now CAIP strikes me as a bunch of good old boys in an ivory tower
> planning a secret power grab. They are clearly a clueless bunch"

CAIP is not the government of Canada, merely a few telcos and large ISP's
who have formed an association and whose public announcements clearly
proclaim that they are a clueless bunch.

[stuff deleted from an old can.infohighway posting I made after reading
 CAIP's initial public announcements]

> Certainly the existing IP registry can't teach them anything because they
> didn't know anything either (viz. the NANOG archives).

This refers to the existing Canadian IP registry at the time which was
basically one guy. The NANOG reference is because of a help message that
this fellow posted to the NANOG list that indicated he had been rather lax
in his efforts at keeping up with IP registry developments over the years.

For example:

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