During the Public Policy Consultation (PPC) at NANOG 60 ARIN will provide remote participation options, including a webcast, live transcript and chat rooms.
The live transcript will record the presentations and discussions from the meeting floor, so you can read along to enhance your webcast viewing. There will also be a variety of chat room options available to registered remote participants. Remote registration is free, and all remote registrants will be listed as online attendees on the ARIN website.
The discussion guide and Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) will be available to download from the PPC at NANOG 60 page.
Webcast and Live Transcript Information
Video, audio, and text streams will be available in a variety of formats. Live feeds will come online at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.
Video, audio, and text streams:
The chat rooms are for the express use of remote participants. Due to the critical nature of polling, and to preserve the integrity of the meeting record, you will need to register as a remote participant and register your Jabber chat handle in order to submit comments and questions and vote in straw polls.
Chat Rooms will open 15-30 minutes before the PPC begins.
Onfirstname.lastname@example.org: In this chat, moderated by representatives from the Advisory Council, you will be able to ask questions for inclusion in the policy discussions. Questions will be entered into the discussion alternately with the microphone queues on the meeting floor.
Handsemail@example.com: When the chair poses a question, a moderator will submit it to the chat room, and participants will be given an opportunity to "raise their hands." The poll count will be included as part of the vote count in the meeting record and provided to the AC for use in its deliberations.
Please note: There is a variable time delay between actual events at the meeting venue and the webcast. Although the channel monitor will inform the chat room that the presenter has asked for questions, you should ask your question as soon as you can.
Remote participant need to do two things to participate in the ARIN Jabber rooms. You must select and install a client, and then register yourself as a Jabber user on the Jabber server of your choice. Once these two actions are complete, you will able to register as a remote participant and be active on the Jabber sessions. If you already use Jabber, be sure to enter your Jabber ID (JID) when you submit your registration.
There are thee installation methods available: using a stand-alone client, using a plug-in that works under Firefox, or using a jabber-enabled web site. The majority of Jabber users choose to install a client on their own computer. There is a listing of clients available at that are available at http://www.jabber.org/web/Clients. Most of the clients on that list are free to install and use. At ARIN, most staff members use Pidgin on Windows and Linux; the Mac users rely on Adium or iChat.
If you don't want to use a stand-alone client, there are a limited number of web-based clients that are also available. One that we have tried is a plug-in for Firefox called "sameplace" and is located at http://www.sameplace.cc/.
If you don't want to install any clients or plug-ins on your machine, you can setup an account on websites like jwchat.org . Just setup an account and log in! As an added bonus, by registering on a website, you now have your Jabber ID (JID) and you can skip the next step.
Once you have selected your Jabber client, you will need to register with a Jabber server to get a Jabber Identifier (JID). Your JID is required on the remote participation registration form so you can log in to the restricted meeting chats. You can view a list of available services at http://www.jabber.org/web/Services, or if you have a Gmail account, you can use the Google Talk service available at: http://www.google.com/talk. Your resulting JID should look like an email address. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for remote participation, simply click on the "Register" link in the right-hand navigation or at the bottom of the page and choose the "Remote Participant" option. All registered remote participants are subject to the Remote Participation Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Registration is not required to view the webcast or the live transcript.
Joining the Jabber Meeting Room
Please make sure you register your JID in time to participate. Due to the compressed schedule for the PPC, we will not be adding JIDs after the session begins. Each Jabber client has a different process to join rooms, so you should consult your specific client documentation for details. In many of the clients, each room is defined as a "group". The two things you will need to know are the group name and server. The group names are referenced above under "Chat Information." These groups will be on the "conference.arin.net" server. Please test this functionality before the meeting begins so that you can participate fully when the meeting starts.