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

Alan Levin alan at
Thu Mar 15 15:19:33 UTC 2007


On 14 Mar 2007, at 5:57 PM, Mark J Elkins wrote:
> Is this policy for use only by Critical Infrastructure providers?
> Who defines what this means?
> If its "self-defining" ie - The Organisation multi-homes already  
> with IPv4 space and plans to do the same with IPv6 space - then I'm  
> happy with the wording "critical infrastructure" but not with  
> "provider".
> A number of the banks in South Africa do multi-home - I see no  
> reason not to allow them to be allocated PI IPv6 address space.  
> There is a good chance that a /48 would not be enough space - but  
> how could they ever become an LIR? - doesn't sound right. Sure -  
> they could "allocate to their branches" - but thats watering down  
> what I see an LIR as being.
> Sorry - not trying to pick on or offend anyone.... :-)

Thanks Mark, these are excellent points. I agree.



Alan Levin
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