[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 -Inter-RIRTransfers -Shepherd'sInquiry

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Thu Jun 23 13:51:17 EDT 2011


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Burns [mailto:mike at nationwideinc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:43 PM
> To: Kevin Kargel; arin ppml
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 -Inter-RIRTransfers -
> Shepherd'sInquiry
> Hi Kevin,
> >
> > If "Whois bypass" or "private registry" issues arise, this falls in line
> > with how the internet has evolved over the decades.  If people don't
> like
> > the way something works they do something else.  If the something else
> > works better then networks adopt it, if not the networks don't use it
> and
> > it atrophy's.  So far this has been eminently functional.
> >
> > This is one of my personal soap boxes.  The internet has operated
> > successfully so far only because of the philosophy of cooperative
> anarchy.
> >
> > Isn't (wasn't?) internet2 at it's core little more than a private
> registry
> > with Whois bypass?  This is gross simplification but I think it applies.
> >
> > Kevin
> >
> I have to say I agree with everything you say, but to me cooperative
> anarchy
> dictates a minimal ruleset of which a needs-test designed for efficiency
> in
> an unpriced world would not be included.

I also agree that a rule set is required, if for no other reason than for network operators to be able to research and design their networks to interoperate with the world.

While operating under cooperative anarchy algorithms, I doubt anyone will deny that the RFC base is a rather extensive rule set.  


> Regards,
> Mike

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