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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal "xxxxxx " now Available Online

Graham Beneke graham at
Tue Feb 15 19:14:40 UTC 2011

> Unique identifier: AFPUB-2011-v4-002-draft-01
> Draft Policy Name: Reclamation of Allocated but Un-routed IPv4 Addresses.
> Author: Jackson Muthili | jacksonmuthi at
> Draft Policy Version: 01
> Submission Date: February 8th 2011
> Related Policies:
> Amends: IPv4 Allocation Policy


> 3.1 IPv4 allocations distributed by AfriNIC to the ISP must be seen in
> the routing table within 90 days of getting the addresses.

I oppose this policy completely.

You refer to 'the routing table'. There is no one single routing table 
and depending what vantage point you take the announces will appear very 

As stated previously there are plenty of legitimate uses for globally 
unique address space that would not ever appear in a publicly accessible 
version of the global Internet routing table.

Likewise - the appearance of a particular prefix in the global Internet 
routing table is no guarantee of utilisation. It is trivial to announce 
large blocks of IP space to the Internet with less than $100 of hardware 
and a BGP enabled upstream circuit.

Graham Beneke

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