[arin-ppml] Legacy Space authority

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Mon May 5 04:03:35 EDT 2008

> Given that MIBs 
> and port/protocol numbers have only the most tenuous 
> relationship to address allocation policy, I'm not sure what 
> the point was in bringing it up 

I don't see what the point is in encouraging ignorance and 
narrow-mindedness. Of course one can interpret the whole world
in terms of IP allocation activities if one wishes, but what is
the point? IANA does not exist solely to manage the top of the
IP addressing hierarchy. In fact that is likely that IP addressing
is not its primary role, just another one of those legacy things,
which is why an organization like the NRO exists.

Not everyone on this list is an Internet policy junkie so why do
you have a problem with a little bit of educational material 
being posted?

--Michael Dillon

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