[ppml] Open discussion on Policy Proposal 2002-2

Michael.Dillon at radianz.com Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
Tue Dec 3 05:50:14 EST 2002

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

The proposal says that an experimental RFC must be published. The RFC 
process is documented by the IETF http://www.ietf.org so this implies that 
the experiment must go through an open public review process *BEFORE* 
coming to ARIN. It does not say that only the IETF can do experiments 
because that is a ludicrous idea. The IETF is not the sort of organization 
that can do anything other than discuss things, agree on things and 
publish the results of their agreement.

--Michael Dillon

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