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[AfriNIC-rpd] Softlanding Proposal Update

Graham Beneke graham-ml at
Thu May 14 18:37:13 UTC 2009

McTim wrote:
> I would object to this as being too restrictive.  We want to encourage
> v6 uptake, not mandate it.  It's not our place to mandate to other
> orgs what protocols they use, is it?

We set mandates on plenty of other things - like how much IPv4 space you
may get, what types of ASNs you may use and so forth.

This policy is for a softlanding - there must be a point at which we
make it clear to the LIRs that continuing with IPv4-only networks is not
viable. If we just continue to handout IPv4 prefixes then we will have a
very hard landing one day when AfriNIC just says "Sorry no more
addresses" and LIRs respond "Why? You gave us addresses last week"

Perhaps we don't want to do this with all allocations from our last /8 -
but there must be a threshold when we completely change our attitude to

Graham Beneke
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