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[AfriNIC-rpd] Draft Policy: Anycast Assignments in the AfriNIC region

Graham Beneke graham at
Mon May 7 07:58:29 UTC 2012


On 18/04/2012 13:02, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Having a dozen or so anycast services that each need an address doesn't
> mean you don't have other things that require unicast addresses. The
> current policy makes it difficult to deploy both.

This is a concern I had. It may work to announce a /24 from part of a 
larger aggregate that the LIR hold but there is also a greater chance 
that these are filtered.

Anycast prefixes are often originated from a different ASN to what is 
used for unicast purposes and many engineers could view this as a hijack.

I would much prefer that the policy provides a mechanism for an LIR (or 
end-user) to get a new *assignment* for anycast once they have fulfilled 
the requirements. This would be a separate prefix for which utilisation 
is considered separately from any other allocations or assignments as 
per McTim's proposal.

Graham Beneke

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