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[AfriNIC-rpd] Do we push for more V4 or advocate dual stack ??

Badru Ntege ntegeb at
Fri Aug 17 05:00:29 UTC 2007

> The IP divide will happen if Africa doesn't move to IPv6 *NOW* not
> because
> we run out of IPv4 or anything like that. As said before, trying to
> increase
> the availability of IPv4 is artificial and NOT HELPFUL AT ALL !
> Developing regions have even more reasons to move to IPv6 faster, and
> to
> allow the innovation in the regions to happen *before* developed
> regions,
> increasing the competition opportunities.
> Developing applications with IPv6 is far more easier than with IPv4 and
> this
> provides a path for African people to do business while the rest of the
> world is still spending tons of dollars/euros in developing less
> advanced
> applications that traverse NATs.
> And by the way, I still haven't seen a single network where IPv6 is not
> supported. There is always a good walk around for every network case.
> Regards,
> Jordi
[Badru Ntege] 

 It has been argued in other discussion forums that instead of pushing for
extending the life of V4 regions like ours should concentrate more on
finding means of providing affordable dual stacked networks thus getting us
on the right platform but also enabling us to communicate with the rest of
the world who are currently heavily running what is soon to become legacy V4

One could somehow see a parallel with Africa's adoption of the GSM
technology while other parts of the world were still running analogue
networks.  The question being how far does this parallel go ??  Does it hold
any water ??  is this our opportunity to leapfrog ??

In a way I would like to hear from some of those on this list with V6

I do believe this is very important debate for the future sustainable growth
of Africa's internet and we should try our best not to get it wrong this


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