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[AfriNIC-rpd] Pushing IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Nov 26 06:28:29 UTC 2011

I believe ARIN staff uses IPv4 applications from organizations that do not have IPv6 as an
opportunity for outreach. Doing so does not require force-feeding IPv6 blocks to people that
are not going to use them.

I do not believe it is appropriate to distribute IPv6 as a condition of getting IPv4 resources.
I support the idea of AfriNIC staff making inquiries to people about their IPv6 plans and
suggesting that they become familiar with IPv6 as part of the IPv4 allocation process.

I think the LACNIC policy is somewhat misguided, just as I think APNIC's checkbox-/32
policy leads to some unfortunate consequences (providers squeezing their customers
in order to fit within a /32).


On Nov 25, 2011, at 10:13 PM, SM wrote:

> Hi Carlos,
> At 06:44 25-11-2011, Carlos M. Martinez wrote:
>> Look at it from a different angle: What would be your reaction if in 5-years time you came to LACNIC asking for IPv4 space and we said "Ups, it ran out 2 years ago, but we forgot to mention it" ?
> I would look into how LAC-2009-06 can be used to get some IPv4 address space.  If it is done transparently [1], it would be difficult for the community to complain.
> Regards,
> -sm
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