[arin-ppml] Proposal insanity --- an open letter

Tony Hain alh-ietf at tndh.net
Tue Feb 22 17:49:25 EST 2011


I never said ARIN directed the configuration of ISP routers. The point of a
routing registry is to be the source of truth about a resource, the holder
of that resource, and thereby the valid originator of routing entries
related to that resource. Whatever you want to call it, ARIN does exactly
that. The dynamics of routing protocols are subject to the whims and
business relationships that evolve between operators, but the source of
validity in registration is held by IANA and the set of RIRs. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Curran [mailto:jcurran at arin.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:11 PM
> To: Warren Johnson
> Cc: Tony Hain; ARIN-PPML List
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Proposal insanity --- an open letter
> On Feb 23, 2011, at 6:00 AM, Warren Johnson wrote:
> > Jon,
> >
> > That's all well and good in theory but I think we all know that being
> removed from the whois database and reassigned by ARIN will take down
> an organization.  It's not what ARIN has built, rather it's the result
> of a community that regards ARIN as the authority and we govern based
> on that mutual consensus.  Like it or not, ARIN is in that position and
> has no realistic choice but to govern from that ground.
> Warren -
>   Full agreement; this is why the policy process is so important.
>   It was simply necessary to be clear for Mr. Hain that ARIN does
>   not control routing; the community hopefully participates in the
>   policy development process, and may make use of registry because
>   we manage it as directed, but that's not the same as directing
>   the configuration of ISPs routers...
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO

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