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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: [resource-policy] AfriNIC Policy Proposal:IPv6ProviderIndependent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Thu Mar 15 14:40:18 UTC 2007

Hi Colins,

On Mar 15, 2007, at 4:10 PM, Colin Alston wrote:

> Hytham EL Nakhal wrote:
>> Hi Jordi, Vincent, All,
>>  Thank you for your cooperation and wish you could finish the  
>> combined proposal before next AfriNIC-6 meeting, to have time to  
>> discuss it in the list to hammer it out (as Andrew said) in the  
>> next meeting..
> I hope no one minds me jumping in here,
It's never too late.

> if anything I say has already been mentioned then please forgive  
> me. I wish to say that I support the policy regarding the provision  
> of PI assignments.
> On the issues of size, a /48 is sufficient for anything which can  
> be reasonably defined as an "end-site" and as far as I know is in  
> line with original IETF assignment policies on the matter.
> As for slack space for growing a range, this is a difficult issue  
> but I think it is one which is a matter of assignment logistics and  
> not assignment policy.
> Perhaps the provision of a /44 per /48 should be determined by the  
> intended use of the block.
I agree with you and I think we should leave this to the RIR  
(AfriNIC) to determine when making the assignment.


> The issue is what kinds of end-sites will want PI pool space at  
> this time - these will in most cases be large organisations who can  
> not yet negotiate an upstream assignment.
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