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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 BoF report

Alain Patrick AINA aalain at
Fri May 18 19:49:37 UTC 2007

> I agree with Andrew, we should stop putting our energy in ipv4 and rather
> spend it on ipv6. Maybe we should change the policy for getting ipv4
> addresses to require ISPs to implement ipv6 before they can get more ipv4
> addresses?
> Something like the ARIN proposal that Adiel forwarded a few days ago, but
> on an even shorter timeframe. And without the part that try to conserve
> ipv4 addresses. I think it way past the time to put effort into that.

It is probably the way to go. But i suggest that in everything  we do, keep in 
mind how  hard it is to get thing move in Africa for various we all know.

We may end up with  the amplification of IPv4 NAT in our region.

> I think the biggest problem with IPv6 is the ISPs not implementing it.
> Most operating systems shipping today have IPv6 enabled or an easy way
> to enable it.

What should be the incentives to get ISPs to deploy it ?


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