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[AfriNIC-rpd] Pushing IPv6
ademola at ng.lopworks.com
Fri Nov 25 13:23:59 UTC 2011
Pushing IPv6 - Should only be limited to user education and nothing more than that. When users and businesses choose to adopt it, they should do so at their own pace.
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On 25 Nov 2011, at 11:08, gift at itibots.com wrote:
> + I think IPV6 implementation is a business decision to address continuity
> and sustainability issues. Like any tecknological upgrade people catch up
> at the diffrent satages for different reasons. The KRA where Afrinic
> should not be found wanting is educationxxxx,awareness+++. If the
> legislation is done by the regulators then well and good. All we can do is
> lobby. How do we evaluate the effectiveness of our lobby and awareness
> campains other than through IPV6 uptake, bearing in mind there is always
> an incubation period for such processes.
>> I agree with Owen, let's not give out v6 just for the sake of it.
>> There's a constituency that I think requires urgent attention, government.
>> With many governments rolling out e-government services, my thoughts are
>> that AfriNIC should come up with programs that target governments, one of
>> the biggest (potential) user of IP resources. This program should _mainly
>> target policy makers.
>> Vincent Ngundi
>> Twitter: @VincentNgundi
>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>>> On Nov 24, 2011, at 8:37 AM, Mark Elkins wrote:
>>>> After listening at AfriNIC-15 and what happens in LACNIC - would it
>>>> sense to propose a policy that...
>>>> Purpose - to promote IPv6
>>>> In order for a resource member to get any new IPv4 resource - and they
>>>> have no IPv6 resource - they must apply for an IPv6 resource as well.
>>> Personally I don't think so. All it does is push people to request
>>> which they can then leave on the shelf. We want to drive actual IPv6
>>> deployment, not merely address consumption.
>>> In fact, I would say that driving address consumption without deployment
>>> is a net lose for the community.
>>>> If the resource member asks for any new IPv4 resource - and they have
>>>> any IPv6 resources older than four months of age - then the resource
>>>> member must show that any of their existing IPv6 resources are in use
>>>> either visible in the Routing Tables or the IPv6 resource must be
>>>> provably in use (reachable via another Member), which would exclude
>>>> anything in a testing environment.
>>> This takes a step towards pushing deployment, but, in fact, it's pretty
>>> easy to anchor a route at one of your edges and not actually deploy
>>> anything behind it.
>>> I think it's better to work on more meaningful deployment through
>>> and encouragement rather than through policy. Policy initiatives tend to
>>> drive resistance and people tend to do the bare minimum necessary to
>>> work through or around the policy rather than look for ways to go beyond
>>> what the policy requires.
>>> Better would be to provide hall-of-fame style incentives for people to
>>> go as far as they can in IPv6 deployment. Something like the RIPEness
>>> program at RIPE NCC.
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