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[AfriNIC-rpd] Consensus call on Section 3.8 ofAFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 - IPv4 Soft Landing

Andrew Alston aa at
Sat May 7 09:30:18 UTC 2011

I think this very proposal actually gives me even more reason to oppose
the implementation of the disputed clause.


If the implementation of such a clause would result in what is proposed
below, or anyone even THINKING about such a solution, that alone is
enough reason to scrap the clause in my opinion J


While the rest of the world goes native IPv6, what is proposed below
would mean that Africa switches to tunneled IPv4.  This creates MTU
issues, it creates technical complexity, it creates overhead on already
limited bandwidth pipes, it potentially creates processing issues in
non-hardware backed routers, it limits the level of functionality
available, it would force diverged routing topology for V4 and V6, and
the list continues.


I don't even have words right now to say just how scary I find the below





From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Arbogast Fabian
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 10:10 AM
To: jblessing at
Cc: rpd at
Subject: RE: [AfriNIC-rpd] Consensus call on Section 3.8
ofAFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 - IPv4 Soft Landing


this can be done with site-to-site VPN where on each end you have public
IPs belonging to respective RIRs then over them you do VPN
you don't necessarily need your own block of IPs to do p2p btwn two
points sitting on two different geographical areas.

Arbogast Fabian,

> Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 13:52:48 +0100
> From: jblessing at
> CC: rpd at
> Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Consensus call on Section 3.8 of
AFPUB-2010-v4-005-draft-02 - IPv4 Soft Landing
> On 06/05/2011 13:43, Arbogast Fabian wrote:
> > i mean not to allow our IP addresses to be assigned to any device
> > sitting outside africa.
> >
> So when you want a p2p link between Johannesburg and London or Dubai
> would you number that link?
> J
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