[arin-ppml] Stepping forward, opening my mouth and removing all doubt about
BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Wed Aug 27 12:46:48 EDT 2008
Of course I mean...David....
Great point Dan, and I for one, on the Advisory Council will take this
idea and bring it back for discussion!
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of David Farmer
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:34 AM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Stepping forward,opening my mouth
> and removing all doubt about
> For those who complain about the lack of participation PLEASE
> TAKE NOTE of this. It is an excellent critique of how we do
> things on PPML. As the ARIN Board works on revising the
> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP) maybe
> another role for the Advisory Council (AC) is to provide a
> summary of both sides of the argument and pointers to more
> information. In Denver there was talk of web forums and
> other tools for input that might make this a little easier.
> On 27 Aug 2008 Stewart Dean wrote:
> > how clueless I am.
> > At some point, I joined this list because something I was doing
> > related to it. In the course of time, either from
> membership here or
> > because I'm the Tech POC for 12 Class Cs, I got the transfer policy
> > questionnaire, and I rarely felt my ignorance so keenly. I
> had only
> > the vaguest idea of what the questions meant, much less having an
> > informed opinion of them. I spent some time over the next 3 days
> > flogging Google and www.arin.net to try to educate myself.
> At the end
> > of that exercise, I understood something about questions
> and was able
> > to respond to them....but I really never did find much that spoke
> > clearly and unequivocally on what they were about. Why
> wasn't there a
> > linked resource explaining the background of each question,
> the pros
> > and cons or each side? All the documentation I could find was
> > scattered here and there and was colorless and
> > reading a telephone book....yes, there was data but what
> did it mean?
> > What is a liberalized transfer policy? Whose ox is getting
> gored? I
> > guess this is a minefield and perhaps saying anything would
> > precipitate a flame-war, but what doc there was related
> poorly or in
> > such an inobvious way that it didn't make much clear. Like
> > a Noh play in Wichita...*whatever* are those people doing
> and talking
> > about????
> > BTW, one of the problems about being sysadmin in a small
> shop is that
> > you have to be a Shiva Nataraja generalist in a world of rapidly
> > expanding requirements and areas of expertise...and unless you're a
> > glow-in-the-dark genius with an eidetic memory, your
> ignorance grows
> > exponentially.
> > :(
> > --
> > ====
> > Stewart Dean, Unix System Admin, Henderson Computer
> Resources Center
> > of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
> sdean at bard.edu
> > voice: 845-758-7475, fax: 845-758-7035
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