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Re: Ad Hoc, eDNS, AlterNIC and the bunch

  • From: Michael Dillon
  • Date: Thu Apr 10 18:46:06 1997

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Karl Denninger wrote:

> > The rest of the
> > organizations that have announced an intent to sign at a formal
> 			  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> The IAHC has said they *SIGNED* the documents.
> Intent and action are two different things Perry.

Grow up Karl! Hank Nussbacher said as follows:

   Of the over 25 signatories (so far), MCI is just one.  UUnet, Digital,
   France Telecom, EFF, are others that come to mind. 

Hank is only one member of the IAHC and does not issue official
statements. In fact he included the following sig just to make it
perfectly clear:

   Hank Nussbacher
   IAHC member
   [the views expressed above belong to the author and do not
   necessarily reflect the views of the other IAHC members]

He's also human and can make mistakes. Maybe since English is not the only
language he uses in his daily work, he missed some of the subtlety
inherent in the word "signatory".

> So the truth is that there are *TWO* signatures, one of which is bogus as
> IANA isn't an organization (and thus can't sign anything as "IANA"; Mr.
> Postel can sign the document as *JON POSTEL*, but not as the "IANA" as it is
> a task, not an organization).

Jon Postel can sign any document he darn well pleases under whatever
rubric he darn well pleases to use. In particular, it is well known that
Jon Postel is the official voice of IANA and is the one who makes official
statements for IANA. This MoU looks a lot like an official statement to

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