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[AfriNIC-rpd] Updated Version of the "IPv4 Soft Landing Policy"now Available Online

David Conrad drc at
Thu Feb 24 21:55:37 UTC 2011

On Feb 24, 2011, at 7:21 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> We are all in the same boat headed for the goal of IPv6 deployment either way.

I think the point Andrew is trying to make is that we are NOT all in the same boat.  There are 5 different boats, some of which are moving much more quickly to the falls than others.  As a result, attempts to come up with pieces of paper that deny folks from trying to get onto the slower moving boats aren't likely to be effective and instead, will simply result in folks sneaking on board the slower boats.

> The difference is that depleting AfriNIC prematurely by exporting
> resources to other regions makes the transition that much harder in the
> AfriNIC service region.

Sorry, how is transition made harder?

> The other regions have relatively mature
> IPv4 deployments compared to AfriNIC (with the possible exception
> of LACNIC and some isolated parts of APNIC).

Right, and this means there is a larger installed base that will need to be migrated/NAT'd/forklift upgraded.  An analogy could be made to the deployment of cellular phone systems to gain universal coverage, skipping over the need to deploy of vast numbers of land lines to reach the same number of people.


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