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Re: Internic does it again
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 21:48:15 -0400

On Mon, Jul 28, 1997 at 05:11:01PM -0700, George Herbert wrote:
Jay writes:
       Would an administrator of this list please compose and post a message
       defining in precise terms what topic areas are on- and off-topic for
                              the NANOG mailing list?


The key problem here is people not understanding what
"operational and technical" means in common parlance, I think.  
Is InterNIC crashing an operational problem?  Yes.
Is InterNIC not responding for some time an operational problem? Maybe...
Until you know why they crashed, it's definitely on topic to be trying
to figure out why and how, if it's affecting operations.

Is it still an operational or technical problem weeks later?  No.

InterNIC's failures and flaws are fodder for a number of other
mailing lists related to DNS policy discussions among others.
Except as is operationally relevant, however, they're not appropriate
for NANOG.  They generally are only operationally relevant when
something breaks, until it's fixed.


An _answer_.

And it's even a good one.  Thanks, George.

(Course, it _is_ worthy of note that David reopened the topic.  :-)

-- jra
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