[address-policy-wg] Re: Can the RIRs bypass the IETF and do their own thing?
Brian E Carpenter brc at zurich.ibm.com
Tue May 15 15:18:29 CEST 2007
I fully agree with Gert! I'm looking forward to a draft to discuss on its technical merits. Brian On 2007-05-14 23:31, Gert Doering wrote: > Hi, > > On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 04:08:19PM +0200, Shane Kerr wrote: >> If the RIRs decide to allocate numbers from dead:beef::/32 based on >> lunar tides, then the IETF and IANA and ICANN can complain about it >> all day long, but it's not their decision to make. Of course they can >> participate in the policy making process like everyone else. :) > > Well, technically you are correct - but given the way "The Internet" > works, it works better if there is agreement on where the numbers come > from, and how they are distributed in a way that makes them unique. > > So the RIRs *do* try to cooperate with ICANN/IANA and the IETF :-) > > And please let's *not* use the RIPE APWG mailinglist for a fundamental > debate on whether the RIR model is all broken, the IETF is too slow to > be useful, or whatever gripes you have - we need to focus the discussions > somewhat, otherwise too many people will just stop working with us. > > [If you really feel that the RIPE model is all broken, by all means say > so -- but please open a new mail thread for it, instead of shanghaiing a > specific policy proposal discussion] > > Gert Doering > -- APWG chair