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[AfriNIC-rpd] What is our take on the central pool IPv4 exhaustion?

Adiel A. Akplogan adiel at
Mon Aug 13 07:43:42 UTC 2007

Thanks for your point,

Note that:

1) AfriNIC did not run a RR at all. So your statement about running a
    "proper" RR is not correct.

2 ) Routing Registry is not a function that is part of the core activity
     of an RIR ... and not all of them run one. There are many RR outside
     of the RIR system out there that one can use to set their filters.

Though people think that it is advisable for RIRs as they manage IP
resources they could also offer RR service. It is the reason why we are
investigating internally the possibility of offering it. It is part of
our activity plan of this year, but clearly it was not the higher priority
for us until now.

3) Finally when we started our activities we had an agreement with RIPE
    NCC to host route object for our members who request it from us, so the
    use of RIPE RR is a common agreement between AfriNIC and RIPE.

Thanks and hop this clarify the situation.

- a.

>Hello Adiel,
>The point relating to route objects databases refers to the fact that at the
>moment, in order to register route objects, it is necessary to use the RIPE
>database, at least to my knowledge (if I am incorrect in this, I apologise
>and I would *WELCOME* an AfriNIC route objects database)
>Basically for clarity, a route object database is a publically queryable
>database of which prefix's are actively being advertised by an ASN, and
>possibly to who they are being advertised.
>Such a database is necessary for proper bogon filtering and tracking.
>On 8/13/07 7:54 AM, "Adiel A. Akplogan" <adiel at> wrote:
> > Hello Andrew,
> >
> >> I mean, at the moment AfriNIC doesn't run RUN a
> >> proper route objects database, those of us that DO have route objects have
> >> them in RIPE's database... yet we expect them to intervene in a 
> market like
> >> this?  Lets be sensible and think about this realistically shall we?
> >
> > Can you please clarified the above statement?
> >
> > - a.
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