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[AfriNIC-rpd] AFPUB-2006-GEN-001 and Anycast

Graham Beneke graham at
Thu Apr 5 19:02:39 UTC 2012

Hi McTim

On 27/03/2012 17:06, McTim wrote:
> If you are doing Anycast and (only anycast or mostly anycast) for
> non-critical infra, then you can't meet the 24%/50% requirements for
> usage.  Furthermore, you can't get additional space because you won't
> have used the majority of your previous allocation /assignment.
> I think we do have an issue here, that being that our policies don't
> allow folks to pursue a certain biz model/networking technology
> without lying to our hostmasters.  We should fix this, or at least
> have a formal policy proposal to do so, and talk about it using the
> PDP.

I think that the issue is a little broader than just anycast. There are
a handful of scenarios where BGP engineering trumps the requirements for
aggregated allocations.

I recently had a requirement for a separate /24 in order to implement
GRX[1]. The prefix was to be publicly advertised but with a different
policy to the existing blocks held by the LIR. The LIR did not qualify
for this allocation due to the fact that they had recently been
allocated a large block that was mostly unassigned.

The policy probably needs to be written to account for these
requirements as well.


Graham Beneke

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