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

Gregory Massel gregm at
Thu Apr 28 09:28:05 UTC 2005

>>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.

I would like to see more clarity on what constitutes a "justifiable reason."

I agree that critical infrastructure is one such reason.

Some might argue that multi-homing is another (although this is also dubious 
given that one can announce both a supernet and a subnet thereof).

I feel that it would be of much better for both the applicant and AfriNIC if 
it was clearer what justifications are reasonable. This would save both the 
applicant and AfriNIC from spurious applications and claims of unfair 


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