[ppml] Open discussion on Policy Proposal 2002-2

Philip Smith pfs at cisco.com
Mon Dec 2 19:16:23 EST 2002

I'd be curious to know where the Advisory Council found the text which 
referred to standards process bodies other than the IETF. The proposal 
referred to the concept that entities other than the IETF may wish to carry 
out publicly recorded experiments which require Internet resources on a 
temporary basis.

Surely we aren't implying here that the IETF is the only organisation 
allowed to carry out experiments on the Internet? Where is this documented? 
Who is enforcing it? Who in the IETF does anyone have to go to before they 
are permitted to experiment on the Internet?


At 15:09 02/12/2002 -0500, Member Services wrote:
>During the Final Call for Policy Proposal 2002-2
>(http://www.arin.net/policy/2002_2.html) there was discussion
>that the policy implied standards processes bodies other then
>the IETF might be used and that the IETF regards of itself as
>the standards body at the IP address layer. Due to this
>discussion the ARIN Advisory Council voted during a meeting
>(conference call) on Nov 22 not to forward Policy Proposal
>2002-2 to the BoT for further consideration. The decision was
>to post the policy back to the PPML mailing list for further
>discussion to aid in resolving the issue mentioned above.
>So in accordance with the ARIN Advisory Council's decision we
>are asking for further discussion on Policy Proposal 2002-2.
>We are specifically looking for guidance on the issue above
>and ask that any IETF or IAB members provide input if
>possible. Thank you.
>John Sweeting
>ARIN Advisory Council

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