Re: PAB nIANA facts

Bob Helfant (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:56:52 -0400

Don Heath please respond.

I have tried several times to get clarification from Perry regarding his
remark that ISOC is the umbrella for IANA. When I pressed him to explain
his statement, he said that I should ask you or Jon Postel. Please explain
the power that ISOC has over IANA present and IANA of the future so we can
kill off this thread. Thanks.

Bob Helfant

At 10:36 AM 6/10/98 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>Bob Helfant writes:
>> I posted this question when you informed me that ISOC was the "umbrella"
>> for IANA. If there are no connections, or they are so vague that noone on
>> this list can name them, what did you mean?
>I gave you an answer. You asked about the new situation, and I
>indicated that a better source of information than myself would be Don
>Heath and/or Jon Postel. In other words, the situation right now is
>fluid, as though that weren't obvious, and it would be better to ask
>the people involved than to ask me.
>> Bob Helfant
>> At 04:16 PM 6/9/98 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> >
>> >Bob Helfant writes:
>> >> Would you mind clarifying for me and other inquiring minds what the
>> >> (and official) relationship between ISOC and IANA and the new version of
>> >> IANA is or will be. Thank you.
>> >
>> >Ask Jon and Don -- don't ask me.
>> >
>> >Perry
>> >