[arin-ppml] Internet Fairness
sethm at rollernet.us
Sun Dec 21 18:23:55 EST 2014
On 12/21/14 1:57 PM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
> Well Rob, we would have both of our name servers on topologically distinct networks but ARIN denied our small IPv4 allocation request! You proved my point that small Orgs have it tougher than larger ones getting resources.
No, small orgs do not have it tougher. An inability to grok the NRPM is
maybe a personal difficulty, but not a barrier one that warrants policy
change. I say this as someone who just got ARIN resources to start up an
IX this September and other resources previously like a /22 for another
org back when I had to have two /24's from upstreams (and an additional
sometime later that was denied at first but accepted on the second try).
I don't think orgs get any smaller or more difficult than trying to
gather support to justify the launch of an IX in a region where such a
thing is considered foreign concept, yet getting the resources from ARIN
was the easiest step.
I see nothing in your arguments that would makes things easier for a
small org, speaking as one myself that you claim would benefit. I cringe
every time I see claims of "speaking for small orgs". Honestly, it comes
off as a self serving agenda with a desire to harm the community to
benefit one person. I have been denied in the past but what I didn't do
was blow up at the community or develop a vendetta; it made me work to
present a better justification for next time. Too bad if "work" is hard
for a small org, suck it up or get a different job. If ARIN denied you
however many times for resources I'm starting to think it deserved to be
denied, but without an unbiased party making it available for the
community to review we'll never know the truth.
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