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[AfriNIC-rpd] Address Utilization Criteria

Walubengo J jwalu at
Mon Dec 7 06:20:02 UTC 2009


not sure if ULAs would address Graham's needs. From my understanding, he seems to want "Full-internet" services but constrained within a limited Geographic location (hence the likelihood that the block allocated need not be "globally" announced"  . 

My understanding of ULAs is that they are "private" though  routable IPv6s. Not sure if the "private" aspect would compromise the "Full-internet" capabilities that Graham seeks. Put differently, he perhaps seeks an exception change in policy that requires globall announcements for IP allocations within 12mnths...


--- On Sun, 12/6/09, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet at> wrote:

From: JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet at>
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Address Utilization Criteria
To: rpd at
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 4:50 PM

For those applications, in IPv6, you should use ULAs, not global addresses !


> From: Graham Beneke <graham-ml at>
> Reply-To: <rpd-bounces at>
> Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 13:17:40 +0200
> To: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List <rpd at>
> Subject: [AfriNIC-rpd] Address Utilization Criteria
> There were a number of discussions during AfriNIC-11 about what
> constituted utilized address space.
> The are a number of policies that refer to requirement to
> announce/advertise allocated prefixes within a certain time frame. There
> also seem to be assumptions by some that an announcement automatically
> means that the prefix appears in the DFZ which is not necessarily the case.
> There are also legitimate uses for globally unique addresses that would
> never result in the prefixes being announced. One example is the IXPs.
> I would like to open some discussion around this with the view that we
> may need a new policy to better clarify utilized address resources.
> I do not believe that there was originally an explicit requirement to
> announce all allocated IPv4 prefixes. Hence the large blocks that are
> reserved for the DoD and are to a large extent not announced on the
> global Internet.
> We have a number of 'killer applications' for IPv6 that would
> legitimately use unique IPv6 addresses without ever announcing them to
> the global Internet. These include smart grid technologies and RFID.
> I personally feeling is that anyone that can justify the requirement and
> demonstrate that use of unique addresses should be able to receive them
> under AfriNIC policies. This would include anyone that is linking with
> as few as 2 other networks without any plans to route on the global
> internet.
> Your thoughts?
> -- 
> Graham Beneke
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