[arin-ppml] Internet Fairness

Rob Seastrom ppml at rs.seastrom.com
Sat Dec 20 20:05:50 EST 2014

Steven Ryerse <SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com> writes:

> But you ignore the reality of life in a small Org that has limited
> resources.  They are spending all their time just trying to keep
> their doors open and don't have the extra time to participate even
> if they want to.

Having worked at tiny organizations for the majority of the time I
served on the ARIN AC as well as NANOG committees and board, this
argument rings hollow.

At the end of the day, it's a matter of priorities.  Prudence would
dictate that one participate in governance and standards bodies if
they are doing stuff that directly affects one's business.  Prudence
also dictates that one follow BCPs regarding putting nameservers for
one's zone on topologically distinct networks.

   merlot:~ rs$ dig eclipse-networks.com. ns | grep -w A
   ns1.eclipseinternet.com. 172800           IN A
   ns2.eclipseinternet.com. 172800           IN A
   merlot:~ rs$ 

In both cases, people sometimes prioritize differently, and they often
get away with it.  There may even be valid business reasons for doing
so (cost outweighs benefit for instance).

But if you choose to not participate, you've still made a choice.


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