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[AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Proposal: Reclamation of allocated but unrouted IPv4 addresses.

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Thu Feb 10 15:26:27 UTC 2011


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Andrew Alston <aa at> wrote:
> Secondly, I have to wonder if we are not perhaps flogging a dead horse
> here.  The simple fact is, even if you reclaimed a load of space, would you
> really be able to make a difference, particularly in the AfriNIC region,
> where the rest of the world is likely to have run out of IPv4 space and gone
> IPv6 only for large portions of the Internet at least a year or two before
> the current AfriNIC allocations are depleted?

Many contend that it will be a while before IPv6 is accepted. Some say
it could take decades. They may be right. Policies to extend
availability of IPv4 can not be taken lightly. If IPv6 were an
acceptable medium to long term solution, it would have been massively
deployed by now.


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