[Make-wifi-fast] ARIN and NRO candidate speeches

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 13:58:01 EST 2019


On Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:38 AM Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 3:18 AM Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > > A while back I decided to run for ARIN's (the american registry of
> > > internet numbers) NRO board, and attend their conference and election
> > > next week in dallas texas.
> It was in austin, actually... good music town.
> > >
> > > While I decided to run to discuss the ipv4 extensions project, I
> > > certainly intend to raise issues of direct concern here (bufferbloat,
> > > binary blobs, wif, 5g, ipv6, middlebox problems) at a pretty high
> > > level and in a place I've not done so before, in front of people that
> > > have never heard of them.
> >
> > Woohoo, go get 'em! If you ever run for the RIPE board, I'll definitely
> > vote for you! ;)
> Well, despite repeated attempts at emigrating to europe, I've not
> succeeded. So if ever *you* run,
> I'll root for you.
> >
> > -Toke
> >
> Anyway, the voting period for the ARIN election runs until nov 8th. If
> anyone here is an ARIN
> member and wants to saddle me with this job, the voting instructions are at:
> https://www.arin.net/announcements/20191031_election/
> There are three candidates up for the NRO with only one slot
> available. These were my intended remarks... I have no idea what I
> actually said in my speech! I ended up veering from the text
> significantly, and although
> it was filmed and transcribed I've not actually seen it yet.
> ...
> Hi, I'm dave taht and I'm running for the NRO.
> A bit about me: I run a little company that does wifi (anyone here use
> wifi?) and embedded mostly-middlebox and home router software R&D.
> I just came here from the third world... california. I was without
> power for 5 days - comcast went down immediately - my t-mobile
> fallback only lasted a day, only verizon stayed up, and in no case,
> would my ipv6 out of my campus, have kept working.
> I've been working to make the internet faster, more reliable and
> resilient for a very long time, and I'd have liked it if last week's
> experience had been less stressful.
> I am primarily a technologist. Running for the NRO is my first
> excursion into the policy making arena. In addition to the stuff on
> the slides behind me, I also sit on the board of the commons
> conservancy.
> Anyway, perhaps the thing I'm most well known for, is for helping fix
> the bufferbloat problem and the IETF AQM working group - anyone here
> heard of those?
> Our core bufferbloat-beating algorithm (from my perspective) -
> fq_codel (rfc8290) - is now the default in most of apple's products,
> and the default of nearly all the linux distributions, in BSD, and in
> a ton of home routers - it's in well over a billion boxes so far, from
> a starting point of zero, in 2012.
> Except it's mostly the wrong billion. Trying to get vendors and ISPs,
> to implement and deploy rfc8290 along their edge... and vastly improve
> their latencies under load... :sigh: It's like pushing jello uphill.
> But, for a change, I'm not here to talk about bufferbloat today.
> The principal reason why I decided to show up for an ARIN meeting and
> run for the NRO is because for the last year, John Gilmore and Paul
> Wouters and Toke Hoiland-Jorgensen and I and multiple others have been
> pushing out into the open source world "the ipv4 extensions project" -
> converting the former class-e space - 240/4, and 0/8, and portions of
> the overallocated multicast address spaces to unicast use.
> The end result of that may be as many as 420 million more, new ipv4 addresses.
> ... and while some technical barriers remain, making new ipv4
> addresses, like fixing bufferbloat worldwide, has got more than a few
> policy implications that need sorting out, and it's within a scope
> that crosses all the orgs with responsibility for the internet.
> Before I'm pilloried for this project by the ipv6 crowd...
> I've also had a longstanding interest in getting ipv6 deployed, again
> working from the edge out, on consumer routers and middleboxes and
> that road's been hard. I've worked on code and RFCs designed to make
> the ipv6 deployment easier, notably on cerowrt, and in the IETF
> homenet working group and on things like source address dependent
> routing - which has seen next to no deployment as yet.
> So I thought getting in here and seeing what the real problems were in
> the RIRs and ARIN community, trying to understand the policies and
> deployment problems actually were and to attempt to apply my
> technological experience to them, might be worthwhile.
> Overall... In getting involved with the NRO and ARIN, I'd really like
> to help develop a more reliable, resilient, internet.
> And I'd appreciate your vote.
> --
> Dave Täht
> CTO, TekLibre, LLC
> http://www.teklibre.com
> Tel: 1-831-205-9740


Dave Täht
CTO, TekLibre, LLC
Tel: 1-831-205-9740

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