[ppml] hegemony, was Re: IPv6 assignment - proposal ...

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Wed Oct 24 21:33:10 EDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 01:06:16PM -0400, Edward Lewis wrote:
> At 16:33 +0000 10/24/07, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
> >	but there is no hegonomy in operational scope... is there?
> You make it sound like "hegemony" is a bad thing.  According to m-w.com:
>      1) preponderant influence or authority over others : domination
>      2) the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence 
> exerted by a dominant group
> If hegemony in the nature of operations, policy won't remove it. 
> (Operations rules!)  My intent was to say that policy shouldn't 
> (unduly) contribute to hegemony.  If we are lucky, policy may reduce 
> it's negative impact.
> Sometimes the 800 $unit_of_weight gorilla does know better through 
> experience.
> And sometimes the gorilla just wants more bananas for itself.

	ah... but then there are these pesky Articles of Incorporation:
	(noting that manage/conserve come first... operational routing 
	issues are, from ARINs perspective, are things "to encourage"
	ISPs to do things, not nessc'ly make ARIN policy ... number
	7 calls for changes to ISP policies ... or am I reading this
	incorrectly?)  -  I'm not seeing anything here that speaks to
	hegemony as a prefered or even desired goal.  Please educate

4 # to manage and help conserve scarce Internet protocol resources, and to educate Internet protocol users on how to efficiently utilize these scarce resources as a service to the entire Internet community;

5 # to do all and everything necessary to enhance the growth of the Internet and the prospects for competition among Internet Service Providers by encouraging the exploration and implementation of solutions to Internet Protocol number scarcity issues;

6 # to encourage the exploration of new addressing and routing technologies that reduce or eliminate the costs or in some cases the need for renumbering when an Internet Service Provider or end user changes to a new Internet Service Provider; and, when such alternatives are developed, to work with its members to facilitate the assignment of portable addresses and/or the elimination of the cost of Internet Protocol renumbering;

7 # to encourage allocation policy changes for Internet Service Providers in order to enhance competition by providing mobility of Internet Service Providers among upstream Internet Service Providers when it is generally agreed that the technology is available for portable addressing;

8 # to manage the allocation and registration of Internet resources;

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