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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal: End user classification for Universities
sm at resistor.net
Fri Jun 29 08:55:18 UTC 2012
At 23:23 28-06-2012, Mark Slingsby wrote:
>So what does this really effect? What else is different between a
>LIR and end user? This only really sounds like a price issue. Am I wrong?
The price issue, for example, can be between choosing to be charged
US $100 or US $22,500.
Although there is an effect on routing there hasn't been any mention
of that. There is an indirect impact on questions which are
discussed at ICANN meetings.
At 00:25 29-06-2012, Duncan Martin wrote:
>Do we really need special End-User and LIR polcies for
>univertsities? Or do we just need to clarify for ourselves
>generally how the rights and obligations of End-Users differ from
>those of LIRs?
It's more about the definition for End-User.
>Then the only grounds for AfriNIC's insisting that an organisation
>must register as a LIR rather than as an End-User would be that it
>is acting as or intends to act as a LIR.
If an organization operates as a LIR it is not necessarily classified as one.
At 01:09 29-06-2012, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> institution, it is on that basis that i will agree with his
> points. Come to think of it, on which sector does the scenario
> painted by university does not come up; An ISP(the real unarguable
> LIR) releases IP to his client, but is client also uses the service
> for cybercafe and provides wireless/home service to his own
> clients, joining by Owen's explanation i guess we would now refer
> the ISP's client as an LIR :-)
The cases could be as follows. You are a service provider. You are
charging your customers for IPv4 address space without "releasing"
the IPv4 addresses to the customers. Are you a LIR because you are not an ISP?
You qualify as an End-User due to a clause in a policy. Although it
sounds like a "community-engagement activity", there isn't any
community engagement in practice.
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