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[AfriNIC-rpd] Global_Policy_IPv4_proposal

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Wed Sep 12 06:12:43 UTC 2007

Hi All,

I support this policy.

Just one correction though:


"2.1. Calculations for the final assignments

The remaining space will be distributed, by assigning each RIR five  
block units (/8s) and the remaining  space will be assigned to the  
RIR that submitted the last request. So for simplifing the process we  
can put the above describtion into equations; assuming that:

X is the IPv4 (/8) unit blocks available before the last request and  
R is the number of RIRs recognized by ICANN

T = 5*(/8)        ,where (T: Bolck to be assigned to each RIR by IANA)

Y = X - (5*R)     ,where (Y: Surplus of /8 after assignment of 5 /8  
to each RIR)

------> I think this should be Y = X - (5*T)

B = T + Y         ,where (B: Final assignment for the last RIR  
request, which request IPv4 block from IANA when the threshold is  
reached) "


Otherwise, I think the policy is OK as it is. I wish we would have  
looked at _equitable distribution instead of _equal distribution as  
the needs of the different regions are different. But I think we all  
need to realise that IPv4 exhaustion will happen sooner or later no  
matter how much we try to prolong it's life time in the different  
regions. The best option is to deploy IPv6.

I hope we can get global consensus on this as soon as possible.



On Jul 9, 2007, at 9:37 PM, Hytham El-Nakhal wrote:

> Dear All,
> It's a long time since we met in AfriNIC-6 in Nigeria, where the  
> first BoF meeting discuss the IPv4 exhaustion and it's impact on  
> AfriNIC region. Before and after that meeting Roque, Francisco,  
> Dr.Didier and me have been working on a proposal for equal  
> distribution of the remaining IPv4 address space across the  
> existing RIR regions (attached). Roque & Francisco from LACNIC  
> region have submit it in the last LACNIC meeting and get consensus  
> on it; and I'm here would like to propose it for discussion and  
> comments through our AfriNIC mailing lists.
> Kindly, find the attached file.
> I'm waiting for your valuable feed back.
> Thanks,
> Haitham..
> <afpol-v4gp200707-001.txt>
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