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[AfriNIC-rpd] Softlanding Proposal Update

SM sm at
Thu May 14 19:43:37 UTC 2009

Hi Graham,
At 11:37 14-05-2009, Graham Beneke wrote:
>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"

If a LIR is not aware of IPv4 address exhaustion, then it is living 
in a cocoon.  Given the level of preparedness in the AfriNIC region, 
I would imagine a hard landing.  However, there are is a factor 
(resource utilization) that might work in favor of the region.  The 
soft landing policy is to mitigate the issue of IPv4 address 
exhaustion instead of solving it.


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