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

Mon Mar 19 09:41:31 UTC 2007

I think so. In principle our policies are not made for individuals accessing
those resources, unless clearly justified (and in this case I think a good
justification is to be an organization).

Otherwise one of the missions of the RIRs, the adequate management of
address space (not a wasteful one), is not fulfilled.

Please, think in the implications in terms of routing table if just a 10% of
the individuals in the world are able to get this resource. Is not only
about the addressing space, which probably could perfectly cope with that
for 100% of the world population if using /48, but what about the routing
slots ? Are you willing to pay then for a 10 times more expensive router in
your network (you will not have other chance, you are being forced to that
if the routing table grows at that point).

We need a balance here.


> De: Alain Patrick AINA <aalain at>
> Organización: technologies réseaux et Solutions (
> Responder a: <aalain at>, AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List
> <rpd at>
> Fecha: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:20:35 +0000
> Para: <rpd at>
> Asunto: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Re: [resource-policy] AfriNIC Policy Proposal:
> IPv6ProviderIndependent (PI) Assignment for End-Sites
> On Sunday 18 March 2007 22:34:52 JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
>> I'm not sure if you saw my previous comments on this.
>> If we use end-user/end-site, then we are allowing a residential customer
>> (it is an end-site/end-user) to get assigned a PI.
>> I don't think this is the intend of the policy proposal.
>> The wording end-user-organization, in my opinion, make sure that this is
>> not the case, and only organizations (not end-users as residential
>> customers) can opt for this.
> and 
> On Monday 19 March 2007 08:09:57 JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
>> Ok, so I guess the point is to ask other people what they think.
>> Do we want the PI policy for individuals or only organizations ?
> Should i care if "individuals" meet the criteria below ?
> 2) Assignment criteria:
> * The end-site must not be an IPv6 LIR
> * The end-site must become an AfriNIC End User Member and pay the normal
> AfriNIC fee for its' membership category
> * The end site must either:
>    - be a holder of IPv4 PI address space or
>    - qualify for an IPv4 PI assignment from AfriNIC under the IPv4 policy
> currently in effect.
> * The end-site must justify the need for the IPv6 PI address space.
> * The 'end-site' must show a plan to use and announce the IPv6 provider
> independent address space within twelve (12) months. After that period, if
> not announced, the assigned IPv6 PI address space should be reclaimed and
> returned to the free pool by AfriNIC.
> --alain
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