[arin-ppml] Continuation: Policy Change Request: IP Address Assignment to Educational and Non-Commercial Organizations
kkargel at polartel.com
Mon Nov 30 11:32:29 EST 2009
Assuming this is not all a scam the problem they are going to have in the US is that schools are migrating to a state operated network, and are moving away from independent service providers. The state networks properly manage themselves for both security and access.
What the classroom projects are going to have to do is to work with the state network administrators to ensure that their project is within the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) the school has entered in to with the state. If that is successfully accomplished I do not see why there should be any problem getting IP addresses assigned to the project.
If they cannot fit their project in to the AUP then it is something that the school network does not want them to do and we should not abet the effort to do an end run around security.
I suspect we have people from "schoolnet" and/or k12 monitoring this list. Can we receive comments from them? I find it hard to believe that the state governments would not be progressive in promoting educational projects on the internet. It is simply a matter of crossing t's and dotting i's, which is as much a part of learning as the technical aspects.
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