27 December 2007

"Alle gode ting er tre" - from zero to three blogs ?

Going from zero to 3 blogs may seem a bit too ambitious - but the idea behind the split into 3 blogs is to stay focused.

I have created
  • -hph on Internet Addressing Policy as the place were I will post reports and thoughts about IP adddressing policy development in the ICANN and RIPE regions
  • -hph on Internet Technology as the place were I collect experiences with toys and other interesting Internet technologies
  • -hph as the personal blog for all other posts
In the first one I will try to committ to regular posts - while the rest are purely hobby based....


(and in 2014 I merged the blogs and started using labels)

26 December 2007


Backing up data is always a challenge.

I have a couple NLSU2 devices with a 250Gb USB disk - but the performance is not great - and I newer got around to change the frimware to unslung or simmilar. So after reading up on the latest and greatest on NAS devices for home use I figured out I would really like a device with RAID 10 - and 4 disks - striping for performance and size and mirroring for redundancy. My track record with disks seem to be that they break either at once - or after 3-4 years. But the price tag on theese devices were a bit to high for now.

I would also like to have media-server capabilities - preferably iTunes compatible - as there are several iPods in the house allready.

Now - adding affordability as a main criteria I ended up with a D-Link DNS-313 1 bay NAS with a -Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA216MB 7200RPM. Main reason for this selection was a test in "ITavisen" testing performance on NAS devices and the great performance the larger DNS-323.

Experience so far is
  • excellent performance - gigabit Ethernet gives better troughput than the NSLU2
  • iTunes server worked great at first - but after adding my complete library it stopped working. - I guess its time to have a look at the possibilities to upgrade the applications on the DNS
  • Noice - the fans make more noice than the fan-less NLSUs

I'll have to play a bit more with the DNS :-) and figure out how to create a good backup scheeme between the computers and the different devices.

Re-elected to the ASO AC

At the RIPE 55 meeting in Amsterdam in October I was relected to the Address council for a period of 3 more years: http://www.ripe.net/news/aso-2007.html

I made the following statement priort to the election -
- and thought I will keep it here for reference.

I have been an active participant in the RIPE community since the beginning of the 1990s when establishing one of the first commercial ISPs and LIRs in Norway. Prior to this I had a short career as node manager for the Norwegian UUCP node while working at the University of Oslo - but that is hardly relevant anymore.

I am strongly in favor of well documented procedures and open and transparent processes - and have done my best to contribute to these by taking active part in working-groups and task forces to document and improve policy documentation.

As previous chair of the LIR-wg and later Address Policy-wg I have been committed to open discussion and open process for policy development in RIPE. I am happy to see that the Address Policy-wg is now in good hands by my successors chairs of the workinggroup.

As member of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization Address Council since its formation - I have taken active part in bringing the RIRs and ICANN together in the accoord prior to the formation of the NRO. As chair of the address council I drafted several of the early procedures for conducting business for the address council. I have also been committed to keep the proceedings of the Address Council as open as possible by always suggesting opening up our meetings to RIR observers, ICANN observers and even suggesting public minutes being made available from informal meetings.

Today I believe the challenges of the Addressing community and thus the Address council are twofold:

First - We need to take active part in bringing the transition policy discussions forward in the regions.

This is both for the global policies concerning the remaining parts of the IPv4 space, but perhaps just as important the future role for the RIRs in maintaining the IPv4 address space.

I cannot offer you any solutions to how we should deploy IPv6 or how we should deal with the remaining IPv4 space. I may have opinions on what may work and what might not - and I do look forward to take part in fruitful discussions with the RIPE community on this matter.

What I can offer is my experience as a long time member of the community to bring the discussion forward and bring the RIPE point of view to the Address council.

As I have worked for small startup IPSs, the Incumbent, a multi national ISP, and several content providers and now a multi-national software and services company who offers application services on the Internet - I believe I can add most perspectives to the discussion and understand the different points of view.

I have also worked with regulatory issues - and appreciate the difference between "the regulatory way" and "the Internet tradition".

Secondly - The address council must maintain and improve an open and transparent way of acting. There are several small matters I would like to see the AC work further on:
  • getting the most recent procedures up on the ASO AC web
  • keeping tradition for open and transparent meetings
  • being active participants in the regions
  • show our presence at ICANN meetings together with the NRO
While my job today is mainly on the management side - I do still know how to set up BGP4 and analyze network performance. I am just now in a process to establish my company as a LIR and have started on a long term informal plan to prepare for IPv6. If my services are still wanted by the community I will gladly accept another 3 year term on the NRO Number Council aka the ICANN Address Council.

Welcome to my new blog on Internet Addressing Policy issues

Two years ago I created a blog - but never started writing anything - now I think the time has come to be serious about sharing my thoughts and observations with the community on IP addressing issues.

I have been involved in IP addressing policy issues in the RIPE region since I was responsible for setting up the local internet registry for one of Norways first comercial ISPs in 1993. I was soon involved in policy work - simply because the policies at the time were not reflected in the documents in such a way that it was easy to learn and understand how to apply for and get IP address space.

Since then I have been a regular participants at RIPE meetings, for several years the chair of the Local IR working-group later the Address Policy working group before I stepped down from this job a while ago.

I was elected as one of the three representatives on the ICANN Address Supporting Organisation Address Council (ASO - AC) and have been chair and co-chair of the Council since its beginning and have just been relected to the council for a period of 3 years.