NAIPR Message

Which ISPs are Qualified ?

On Wed, 09 Jul 1997 09:33:47 CDT, Jim Fleming said:
> On Wednesday, July 09, 1997 8:34 AM, Kim Hubbard[SMTP:kimh at] wrote:
> @ There are too many startup ISPs that really do not understand how to efficiently
> @ utilize address space. 
> How does the InterNIC or ARIN determine what an ISP understands ?

Well, way back in the 1940s, this guy Turing propsed what is now well known
as the Turing Test.  Just apply that.  You talk to them on the phone for
15 or 20 minutes, and it will become readily apparent who actually knows
what they're doing and which ones are the newbies.

I've seen more than one start-up ISP who (believe it or not) had a *head*
technical person who didn't understand subnetting.  I'm relatively sure that
this is the sort of organization that Kim is referring to, and I have relatively
high trust in Kim (and company) hiring techies who will be able to spot this
sort of startup fairly easily.
				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Senior Engineer
				Virginia Tech

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