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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Soft Landing
sm at resistor.net
Thu May 21 15:13:53 UTC 2009
At 00:55 21-05-2009, Mark Elkins wrote:
>The proposed policy states it only comes into effect for the last /8.
>This does not stop a Non-African company abusing the current address
>pool. Can this policy be extended to also state that as from now
>(whenever that is), the current policy (afpol-v4200407-000) is
>effectively amended to stop this.
For a policy against IPv4 poaching to be more effective, it should be
applied to the remaining IPv4 address pool as well. If there is
support for the above, there could be two proposals. The first one
is to amend the existing proposal and the second one is a separate
proposal in case there is not enough support for the other conditions
in the first one.
At 04:04 21-05-2009, Douglas Onyango wrote:
>I agree with you on the point of stopping allocations from going
>outside the AfriNIC region; However, the issue of making it part of
>the softlanding policy may cause abit of confusion as the end users
>can claim ignorance of it existing, this will compel us to add a
>reference to it in the current allocation
>policy..........................so why not just have it there?
Because if the proposal does not gain consensus, you'll end up
without any new (IPv4) policy until it is too late.
There was a comment during the meeting comparing IP addressing to
telecoms numbering. Changes in the dial plan for a telephone number
does not require changes to existing telephones. If you switch to
IPv6, you'll need translators if the end-user equipment is not IPv6 ready.
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