[DBWG] RIPE proposed changes to the routing registry

Madhvi Gokool madhvi at afrinic.net
Fri Jun 8 11:30:04 UTC 2018

Hello Job

The current understanding is that the AFRINIC IRR  is closed to the
AFRINIC members only. This is how the IRR initially went live. It is a
reality that some of our members hold ASNs in other RIRs and therefore
should be able to use the AFRINIC IRR.  The AFRINIC IRR was then
improved to cater for these situations.



On 08/06/2018 3:18 PM, Job Snijders wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2018 at 03:06:48PM +0400, Madhvi Gokool wrote:
>> *In regard to the checks that are conducted internally - we determine
>> whether the org holding the prefix in the AFRINIC registry is also the
>> holder of the ASN in another RIR registry. *
> Why is this check done? With RPKI no such check exists either. RIPE
> (soon), NTTCOM, RADB and others do not perform this check either. It
> seems to me that this check adds no value and delays the process.
> When an African company contracts NTT to originate a prefix on their
> behalf and staticly route the prefix to their circuit - the ASN (2914)
> and the prefix (the African customer) will not be the same organisation.
> In such cases a route-object should still exist in the AFRINIC IRR
> because that is the only IRR where a chain of trust can exist.
> Can you elaborate on this validation and why it exists?
> Kind regards,
> Job

Madhvi Gokool
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