[ppml] Education and Issues at ARIN XI

Bill Darte billd at cait.wustl.edu
Tue Apr 1 12:05:31 EST 2003

Hello All,

While the Community Learning and Education Workgroup no longer exists as an
entity, ARIN's commitment to supporting educational objectives remains firm.
The Advisory Council too remains interested in hearing what the Internet
community at large thinks about educational needs and objectives.  

Specifically, if you know of a problem with process or policy related
specifically to dealing with ARIN that may be remedied or mitigated by an
educational effort contact me, ARIN Member Services, voice it on this or
other ARIN mail lists.  ARIN debuted a computer based training program
helping individuals understand ARIN's database and templates at an earlier
meeting and plans to debut another on querying the WHOIS database at Memphis
next week.  Be sure to review these training modules in the ARIN Learning
Center...and suggest other training that you think would be helpful.

Perhaps you think others simply don't understand technology or techniques
which would make everyone's life simpler in allocating or assigning IP
addresses or autonomous system numbers or interpreting existing ARIN policy.
Tutorials are a part of ARIN's bi-annual meetings.  This time, at ARIN XI in
Memphis, a mini-workshop on IPv6 is planned from 1-5:30pm on Sunday.  This
may help you understand the technology and the policy issues facing ARIN and
the other RIRs.  Not your cup of tea?....suggest a topic for next time.

The upcoming meetings themselves are a forum to trot out and issue and
discuss it with the ARIN Board, staff or the AC, or your colleagues in the
industry..... in public or in private.  Sign up for the meeting next week,
share your expertise and vision, query the participants and contribute to
the policy discussions that will affect you directly or indirectly.  The
Internet, its public resources and the way decisions are made are on the
line and the Public Policy and Membership Meetings are your forum for
discussion and decisions.  It is also the forum to learn and to
teach....come to the meeting educate and be educated.

I hope to see you there!

Bill Darte
ARIN Advisory Council 

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