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Mail List Charter and Policy

The NANOG mailing list is established to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and the discussion of specific implementation issues that require cooperation among network service providers. In order to continue to provide a useful forum for discussion of relevant technical issues, the list is governed by the following guidelines:

Acceptable Use Policy

  1. Discussion will focus on Internet operational and technical issues as described in the Bylaws of NANOG.
  2. Postings of issues inconsistent with the charter are prohibited.
  3. Cross posting is prohibited.
  4. Postings that include foul language, character assassination, and lack of respect for other participants are prohibited.
  5. Product marketing is prohibited.
  6. Postings of political, philosophical, and legal nature are prohibited.
  7. Using list as source for private marketing initiatives is prohibited.
  8. Autoresponders sending mail either to the list or to the poster are prohibited.

Individuals who violate these guidelines may be contacted and asked to adhere to the guidelines.

If groups of individuals persist in introducing topics that are outside the charter of NANOG, the Communications Committee will send a request to the entire mailing list requesting adherence to the guidelines.

NANOG Elections Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy. 

AUP Enforcement Process

For details on the Communications Committee warning process, please consult the AUP enforcement process.

Pre-Posting Guide

Our pre-posting guide for messages to the NANOG e-mail list:

  1. Does my email have operational/technical content?
  2. Would I be interested in reading this email?
  3. Would 10,000 other Internet engineers want to read this?

Also, see John Hawkinson's entertaining comments on topics that are appropriate for the NANOG list.