[apnic-talk] Status field for inet6num objects
Wed Jun 12 11:56:48 CEST 2002
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > -----Original Message----- > From: Nigel Titley [mailto:nigel at titley.com] > > On Wed, 2002-06-12 at 07:11, Daniel Karrenberg wrote: > > At 06:00 AM 6/12/2002, Geoff Huston wrote: > > >However, the distinction between "ALLOCATED" and > "ASSIGNED" is perhaps a bit subtle. > > > > When these attributes were created, those particular words > were in deemed both descriptive and clear. > > Maybe the language concerned has shifted underneath in the > meantime ;-). > > As a native speaker of one of its dialects, would you make > a suggestion for improvement? > > Well actually as a native speaker of (another) of its dialects, > I've never considered the distinction of ALLOCATED and ASSIGNED to > be other than subtle. I'd much prefer DELEGATED and ASSIGNED or > some such. This may be a matter of taste however. I tend to agree with Nigel, although I'd go for something even plainer like DELEGATED-TO-LIR and ASSIGNED-TO-END-USER (I know they're a bit verbose but they're absolutely clear ;-) It also makes clear that addresses assigned to an LIR in the role of END-USER are exactly that. That way, an individual who is struggling with English as a second language (or even their first language ;-) can be absolutely clear of the status of a range of addresses. Just my two pence... Regards, Guy -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 7.0.1 iQA/AwUBPQca4I3dwu/Ss2PCEQJv6ACeMa1ZbnoN3P7r6VaBANGPa1yXN9UAoMLQ cJpgKn6FvDPmyD1X02WLXJF3 =yl1x -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- This e-mail is private and may be confidential and is for the intended recipient only. If misdirected, please notify us by telephone and confirm that it has been deleted from your system and any copies destroyed. If you are not the intended recipient you are strictly prohibited from using, printing, copying, distributing or disseminating this e-mail or any information contained in it. We use reasonable endeavors to virus scan all e-mails leaving the Company but no warranty is given that this e-mail and any attachments are virus free. You should undertake your own virus checking. The right to monitor e-mail communications through our network is reserved by us.
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