After a lot of thought, a bit of encouragement, and just enough foolish sense of duty, I’ve decided to run for the NANOG Board of Directors in this year’s election. NANOG is where I learned much of what has made me a good engineer and a bunch of what makes me a decent human. It’s where […]
For the past several months, the DO team has been pouring over the survey results, continuing our discussions with operators around the world, and also discussing (and debating) how to put all of that together into a document. At the end of the day we decided to stay out of the way as much as possible, letting the results (and respondents) speak for themselves. I invite you to take a read and let us know what you think. I believe this is a great place for us to connect existing efforts and conversations, and hopefully start new ones as well. That discussion will continue in person next week. First on Sunday in the IEPG meeting, then again Wednesday morning, at a bit greater length, in the OpsAWG (Operations Area Working Group) meeting.
Network operators – service providers, enterprises, engineers, architects, data-centers, campuses, etc. – are responsible for keeping the packets flowing across their network(s). The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) designs, develops, and documents the standard protocols network operators use in and on their networks. In a perfect world, operators would be part of the IETF process […]
I recently attended RIPE 66 where Tore Anderson presented his suggested policy change 2013-03, “No Need – Post-Depletion Reality Adjustment and Cleanup.” In his presentation, Tore suggested that this policy proposal was primarily aimed at removing the requirement to complete the form(s) used to document need. There was a significant amount of discussion around bureaucracy, […]
ARIN (American Registry of Internet Numbers), the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, the US, and parts of the Caribbean recently held it’s 31st Public Policy Meeting (PPM), dubbed ARIN 31. All meeting materials, including handouts, presentations, and video archives are now available on the ARIN website. There were a total of four draft policies […]
Long time IPv4 observer and prognosticator Tony Hain has just published a new report on ARINs IPv4 free pool with a new projection for exhaustion. Titled “Thoughts on the ARIN burn rate projections,” the report looks at a fairly recent rush of what are apparently new (to ARIN) organizations in “slow start” (31 organizations which […]
The fall ARIN meeting is just around the corner and that, of course, means it’s election time again.
With the Autumnal Equinox behind us, fall is in the air and that means we are nearing the next ARIN PPM: ARIN XXX! It will be held 24-26 October 2012 in Dallas, TX. Of course an impending ARIN Public Policy Meeting means that it’s time for me to provide a policy update, so, here it is! […]
Now that the dust has settled after another successful ARIN Public Policy Meeting (PPM), it’s time for a quick ARIN policy update. Today I’ll be covering just actions taken since ARIN XXIX in Vancouver. I’ll wait to post about new and existing draft policies until we get closer to the next PPM; ARIN XXX in […]