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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Out of region sales of IPv4 space
jwalu at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 13 13:59:27 UTC 2011
1st, this being a "policy" platform, i would appreciate less abreviations and more straight english. SL, AFAIK, etc can only serve to increase confusion ;-).
2ndly, I do appreciate the bit about "out of africa" operators needing abit of afrinic resources - for interconnection purposes. Might that be your second point?
what i dont understand is the insinuation that Afrinic should accept a policy proposal on the simple reason that they have NO choice...I would rather we address such a weakness rather than accept policies to re-inforce the same.
nb: am not saying am against the proposed proposa. that would be premature since I still dont understand the spirit behind the summary statement in the proposed policy.
--- On Sat, 2/12/11, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
From: McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Out of region sales of IPv4 space
To: "Walubengo J" <jwalu at yahoo.com>
Cc: rpd at afrinic.net, "Graham Beneke" <graham at apolix.co.za>
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:48 PM
On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Walubengo J <jwalu at yahoo.com> wrote:
Could someone explain the summary bit that I have highlighted - does it mean the african region has no way of protecting its IP resources?
We have the SL policy. AFAIK, no other region has placed such a restriction on its resources.
Sometimes folk have good reasons to use addresses in Region B and C, even though they were obtained in region A. If a compnay has a global network for example, is it fair to make them become 5 different LIRs, one in each region? It also helps in aggregation to have fewer blocks allocated to large networks.
What drc has pointed out is that it is non-trivial to determine where resources are used.
"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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