[ppml] Directory Services - section 3.4.3

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 15 04:10:51 EDT 2005

Well... DVD burners have improved a bit from last time I looked.  The newest
ones are up to 16x, while CD burners continue to limp along at about 54x.

However, I don't share your optimism about the pricing on the media.  As to
long term thinking, when it comes to something that long term, the policy
can easily be changed when we get to that point.  Right now, the database
easily fits on CD with room to spare and I don't see any advantage to
specifying DVD instead.  Every DVD drive will read a CD.  The reverse is
not true.  When we get to a point where CD drives that don't read DVDs
are mostly a thing of the past, and, media is the same cost, then, I can't
imagine it will be more than trivial effort to update the policy 

ARIN policies do not need to be long term on the kind of time horizon you're
talking about here.  They should work for at least a couple of years, but,
sacrificing current compatibility in the name of long term optimism when
it is so easy to update them is suboptimal in my opinion.


--On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 20:18 -0700 Jeff Williams 
<jwkckid1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> Owen and all,
>   I respectively disagree in part.  I can burn a DVD-R much faster than
> a CD-R.  And more data can be stored on a DVD than a CD.  Hence
> making the DVD a more effective and efficient media.  DVD-R's are
> however more expensive, which won't last long...  Hence I was thinking
> long term in my previous response/remarks which I believe Michael was
> as well, unless I miss my guess...
> Owen DeLong wrote:
>> --On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:36 PM -0700 Jeff Williams
>> <jwkckid1 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> > Michael and all,
>> >
>> >   I agree with Michael here.  It seems logical and reasonable that
>> > a more open definition of storage media is appropriate.  CD-R's
>> > are "ok" however DVD-R's are more efficient.
>> >
>> Actually, in this case, since the database maxes out at about 1/2 a CD,
>> they are not more efficient...  They are more expensive and take longer
>> to burn.
>> Owen
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