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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Out of region sales of IPv4 space

Walubengo J jwalu at
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> wrote:

From: McTim <dogwallah at>
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Out of region sales of IPv4 space
To: "Walubengo J" <jwalu at>
Cc: rpd at, "Graham Beneke" <graham at>
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:48 PM

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Walubengo J <jwalu at> 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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