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Re: Operational Issues with

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Fri Dec 06 13:20:31 2002

On Friday, Dec 6, 2002, at 12:18 Canada/Eastern, [email protected] wrote:

ARIN don't guarantee routability of the blocks they allocate, and it's
difficult to see how they ever could.
If you want to discuss what ARIN could or could not do, then please join
the ARIN ppml list.
I don't, but thank you for the advice.

Perhaps this is an issue of community education, or one of needing
better tools or methods for managing martian filters. Those issues are
arguably both technical and operational.
The original poster doesn't have a problem with the community. He has a
problem with network operators who are not part of the community and that
is a reality of today's Internet that cannot be dealt with by technical
tools or operational methods.
By "community" I meant "people who operate devices connected to the Internet".

If there was definitively no way to educate this community, or to provide tools or methodologies which allowed members of it to cooperate, the Internet would not exist.