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[policy-wg] Policy proposal: IPv4 allocation to End Users

Adiel A. Akplogan adiel at
Tue Apr 26 00:03:27 UTC 2005

At 20:35 25/04/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>/24 ?
>This seems to be a bit out of line with the other RIRs and given the 
>current exponential growth of the global routing table, may need 

No Gregory, all other RIR do assign /24 PI space to end-user.
The routing issue is more about the upstream provider willing
to announce it or not. And the PI space supporting document
do WARN small PI space size requesters about the risk of not
beeing able to make it routed by their upstream provider.

NOt that this policy is only apply to end users not LIRs!

>While I don't object to this in the case of critical infrastructure, I 
>question why an end-user should require provider independent space instead 
>of provider aggregatable space.

Because they don't qualify for becoming LIR. But do need
their own IP block for justifiable reason.

>The proposed policy doesn't make it clear if this applies only to critical 
>infrastructure or if that is simply one example.

Not only to critical Infrastructure... I guest

- a.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Tinka" <mtinka at>
>To: <policy-wg at>
>Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 6:37 PM
>Subject: [policy-wg] Policy proposal: IPv4 allocation to End Users
>>Name: Mark Tinka
>>Organisation: Africa Online Swaziland
>>Policy Affected: New
>>Date: 16.04.2005
>>Proposal: IPv4 Assignments to end-users in AfriNIC region
>>AfriNIC assigns blocks of IP addresses to end-users who request
>>address space for their internal use in running their own networks, but not
>>sub-delegation or reassignment of those addresses outside their organization.
>>End-users must meet some requirement for justifying the assignment of an
>>Determination of IP address space allocation size is the responsibility
>>of AfriNIC staff. In an effort to ensure that Classless Inter-Domain Routing
>>(CIDR) is implemented and utilized as efficiently as possible, AfriNIC will
>>issue blocks of addresses on appropriate "CIDR-supported" bit boundaries
>>with a
>>'slow start' mechanism.
>>Minimum assignment:
>>In general, the minimum block of IP address space assigned by AfriNIC to end-
>>users is a /24. If assignments smaller than /24 are needed, end-users should
>>contact their upstream provider. Prefixes assigned to End-User will be from a
>>block reserved for that purpose.
>>First End-user assignment criteria:
>>The requesting End users must
>>a) Show either an existing efficient utilization of at less /25 from
>>their upstream provider.
>>b) Justification of an immediate need of at less 50% of total requested
>>size based on its Network Infrastructure. Eg: new Company.
>>Additional Assignment:
>>Utilization rate of address space is a key factor in justifying a new
>>of IP address space. Requesters must show exactly how previous address
>>assignments have been utilized and must provide appropriate details to verify
>>their one-year growth projection. The basic criteria that must be met are:
>>* A
>>25% immediate utilization rate, and * A 50% utilization rate within one
>>year. A
>>greater utilization rate may be required based on individual network
>>requirements. Private IP address: End-users not currently connected to an ISP
>>and/or plan not to be connected to the Internet are encouraged to use
>>private IP
>>numbers reserved for non-connected networks (see RFC 1918).
>>End-User Assignment to critical Infrastructure:
>>AfriNIC will make End-User assignment to critical infrastructure providers of
>>the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS service providers
>>ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators). These allocations will
>>be no
>>longer than a /24 using IPv4. Multiple allocations may be granted in certain
>>situations. - Exchange point assignment MUST be assigned from specific blocks
>>reserved only for this purpose.
>>AfriNIC will make a list of these blocks publicly available. - Exchange
>>operators must provide justification for the allocation, including:
>>policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and
>>information. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from
>>requesting address space under other policies such as becoming LIR.
>>** Some definitions:
>>Exchange point: An Internet Exchange Point is defined as a physical network
>>infrastructure (layer 2) operated by a single entity whose purpose is to
>>facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic between ISPs. There must be a
>>minimum of three ISPs connected and there must be a clear and open policy
>>for others to join. Addresses needed for other purposes (e.g. additional
>>services provided to the members) should be acquired through the appropriate
>>means (e.g. an upstream ISP).
>>Core DNS service provider: A core DNS service provider is a company who
>>provides DNS service for the root level of the DNS tree (ICANN-sanctioned 
>>operators) or for Country Code Top Level domain (ICANN accredited ccTLD
>>Incentive: To define criteria for IPv4 allocation to End Users which does
>>not exist yet in AfriNIC region.
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>>policy-wg at
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