Correcting the mistake

Dave Stewart dbs at
Thu Sep 14 13:49:28 EDT 2000

At 11:16 AM 9/14/00 -0500, Jan Bacher wrote:
>At 11:47 AM 9/14/00 -0400, you wrote:
>>At 09:27 AM 9/14/00 -0500, J Bacher wrote:
>>> > 1) Retract the policy regarding justification based on IP-based virtual
>>> > hosts.  Re-announce the policy, with an effective date 90 or 120 days
>>> > later.   Personally, I'd be ok with 90 days, but some may not be, 
>>> they may
>>> > need a little more time to convert.
>>>With our without effective solutions to implement?
>>I don't think it's ARIN's mission to be sure that effective solutions are 
>That's not what I said.

Then I misunderstood - my apologies.

No matter what time frame is placed on it, there will come a time when the 
policy does take effect (that's taking the position that we can get them to 
retract it now).  Will effective solutions be in place by then?  I don't 
know.  I'm not sure any of us could say when those solutions would be in 
place.  We could suggest a one year wait - or two years.  We still don't 
know what effective measures, if any, would be developed by then.

My point  really was that just creating a policy and making it effective 
immediately is bad for everyone.  There needs to be time to look at all 
sides, most importantly the technical aspects of the change, whatever it 
may be.  In some cases,  technical solutions might be readily 
available.  In others, perhaps the solutions would have to be developed.

But I do think ARIN should announce the policy change - and give us all 
time to handle whatever changes would be necessary.

In the case at hand now, perhaps 120 days is not enough.  Maybe 180 is a 
more realistic goal.

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