[ppml] Re: Independent space from ARIN

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Wed Apr 23 03:03:13 EDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 03:10:34PM -0400, Sweeting, John wrote:
> First off I totally disagree with the percentages; they are made up
> numbers by the author to make his case. Second, the percentage that
> understand ARIN policies do so because it is thier job to do so and so
> they take the time to read, learn and understand. It is much easier to
> say.....ARIN doesn't know what it is doing and that is why I cannot get
> my request approved.....then it is to take the time to understand the
> requirements and meet them. This is my personal opinion only.

You're right, the 99% vs 1% percentages are made up numbers to make a
point. But I'd hope that everyone understood that, or else we have bigger

You're also right in that the people who understand ARIN well do so
because it is their job. This is precisely my point, very few people can
justify getting paid full time to deal with ARIN. The vast majority of the
IP using public does not understand how to make the rules work to their 
advantage. Also, many of the points mentioned are areas where ARIN makes 
the process needlessly painful for the majority of it's users.

Now if only all my arguments were this easy. :)

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