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[AfriNIC-rpd] Consensus call on Section 3.8 of AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 - IPv4 Soft Landing
mje at posix.co.za
Fri May 6 11:47:32 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 13:10 +0200, JP Viljoen wrote:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
> > I believe I was the person who suggested the 10% rule.
> > Firstly - we are talking about the use of the last "/8" that AfriNIC
> > has. ie - this is potentially the last IPv4 address space AfriNIC may
> > ever have. By the time we get to using this space - it may in fact be
> > the last (virgin) unallocated IPv4 address space on the planet - as I
> > expect that the other regions may have totally used their address space
> > - unless people are returning unneeded space back to their RIR's.
> > My reason for the 10% rule was to ensure that this last space was used
> > by Africans for the benefit of the African region - and not used by
> > non-african companies who simply have (or set up) an African address,
> > applying for addresses then spiriting the address space out of Africa to
> > be used totally outside Africa. The 10% is a guestimation on how much of
> > the address space would need to be used out of Africa in order to bring
> > services into Africa. Most of the objections to this surround the fact
> > that it may not be possible to police whether more than 10% is being
> > used outside Africa. As much as anything - I see the 10% rule as a stick
> > that can be used if needed. Its really to stop blatant misuse of AfriNIC
> > resources - Companies attempting to export the address space with next
> > to no interest in Africa. Would I suggest using the stick if
> > "AfricanCompany" uses a little over 10% of the address space in order to
> > bring new services into Africa - No! If the same entity uses all the
> > address space to set up a new network in Europe - then Yes.
> Surely this could be better solved by making sure that the company is
> a real African entity, as opposed to a non-African entity who set up a
> branch in Africa with the sole purpose of getting more space.
Ah! - but that wouldn't stop "AfricanCompany" (assumption is that they
are real) from using this last space outside the Region.
Having a Big Stick does not mean you have to use it, just that you have
one when you need one!
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