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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv4 Soft Landing

ata psmata2g8 at
Thu Jun 9 15:31:05 UTC 2011

Upstream ISP's are paid to render 

services.The services they render are 

not for free but for a fee.We pay 

upstream ISP's to carry our traffic.
if Upstream ISP's run out of resources, 

we are not expected to provides 

resources to them and pay them as well 

for hosting the services they claim 

they can render. 
In this regard the IPv4 soft landing 

policy referring to the use of african 

resouces is not in the interest of 

Africans as there is high demand for 

IPv4 dual stacking on the african 


In this regard, i propose that we 

maintain the IP resources within Africa 

and instead demand the the remote 

foreign operator/peer provide 
their  IP numbers on our African 


Let the foreign provider use their IP 

address to provide transit or peering 

services locally. 

 This will not only promote business in 

Africa but also further improves the 

hosting services on the continent. We 

are promoting Internet exchange 

points(IXP) around the world, and 

Africa is no exception.

Routing traffic through and on the 

African continent is not a crime.
I will propose that African resources 

be used solely within the African 


Ata Redeemer

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