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

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Fri Mar 16 07:57:57 UTC 2007

Dear Andrew et al,

On Mar 15, 2007, at 8:37 PM, Adiel A. Akplogan wrote:

> Dear all,
>> >> 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.
>> I have to respectfully (strongly) disagree with this.  Unless  
>> there is a
>> strong policy about the boundaries and boundaries are fixed, it  
>> leaves the
>> door open to chaos (and while I am a great fan of a chaotic open  
>> internet,
>> there are limits).
> I will strongly suggest not to go down there as it raises several  
> other
> issues which cannot really be addressed here. A registry can not  
> guaranty
> reservation at 100% for several reasons. Further more, reservation has
> an impact on global policy as it has to be taken in account for  
> requesting
> subsequent allocation from IANA. I think the role of our registration
> service is to make sure that provision is made for reasonable  
> growth and
> for reasonable period. Trust the registry on that.
I agree with Adiel, and I reiterate, we should leave this to the  
registry. We have given them a job and IMHO, they are doing it well  
so far.


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