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Re: ARIN Services

  • From: Justin W. Newton
  • Date: Thu Apr 16 16:50:16 1998

At 11:44 AM 4/16/98 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Forrest W. Christian wrote:
>
>> > "It's always September somewhere......"
>> 
>> Yes, but since ARIN is the American Registry (the AR in ARIN), you can
>> probably do a pretty good job at guessing when the majority of the users
>> of the service will not be awake.
>
>I suppose that network problems never happen in the People's Republic of
>China? And the Chinese network operators never need to consult
>whois.arin.net to find contact info for the idiot North American network
>operator who's asleep at the wheel with directed broadcast turned on?
>
>Of course not, we all know that the Internet ends at the edges of North
>America, don't we?

Not at all, but we are the ones paying the bill for this service.  If APNIC
goes down during "normal" hours for us, we would have less ability to
affect change than if the people /we are paying for service/ do.

That being said, the horse is dead, they aren't going down (woohoo!), but I
believe that there should still be a discussion about off site backup,
although that should probably occur on arin-members.

Justin W. Newton





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