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RE: Alternatives (was Re: whois broke again?)
- From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
- Date: Tue Feb 22 11:05:59 2000
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 6:47 AM
> > > email@example.com
> > > Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 5:11 PM
> > > > While I think that Bill Manning's DNS TXT suggestion is clever, and
> > > > nicely distributed, it requires a lot of effort.
> > >
> > > actually, I think both efforts have about the same level
> > > of effort. In one case, its concentrated in a single place,
> > > in the other, its all over the place.
> > The nice thing about central is that things will get done, or not done,
> > consistantly. You tend to strike a closure point at some time. In the
> > distributed "all over the place" model, things may never be
> consistent, nor
> > will they ever be complete. It is also difficult to enforce quality
> > standards.
> Hum, is this an argument for reconsituting "Ma Bell"?
No it isn't, you mistake my intentions. I was just weighing out each end of
> One of the strengths of the Internet is its distributed nature.
Tell that to DOC/NTIA/ICANN. I'm with Stef and the ORSC in this, aka; the
opposition (see: www.dnso.net).
> And the trend is in this direction with the addition of new
> IP aware products (cell phones, networked "gadgets", et.al.)
> Trying to retain a centralized structure is (IMHO) doomed to
> failure. Its better to have broadly available standards that
> can be enforced at the provider/subscriber boundary and then
> let the market "bloom" rather than have a single forcing function
> that everything must run through before proper operations can
Finding that sweet-spot has been elusive.
> We might as well argue for the reconstitution of the InterNIC
> and the abolishment of RIPE, APNIC, ARIN. You'll get "things ...
> done, or not done consistantly." and will "strike a closure point
> at some time".
Actually, RIPE/APINIC/ARIN is too centralized for my taste. <grin>
> Striking the balance is hard but I expect that the trend is away
> from centralized services.
Not according to DOC/NTIA/ICANN <sigh>.