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[AfriNIC-rpd] EU, LIR & UFS [Was: Policy Proposal: End user classification for Universities]
adiel at afrinic.net
Fri Jun 29 20:32:48 UTC 2012
I don't think there was a need for a policy as the definition and
difference between LIR and EU are clear enough to allow IP Resources
Analysts to take a decision. These definitions have been smoothly
applied until now by the team and without major issue.
The case under discussion here will be evaluated the same way for
either a University or a corporation.
In the case of UFS this is what happened:
* To start Andrew introduced a request for a new membership with
justification for a /15. However in his justification there was
many instances where the University provides service to other
distinct entities such as schools (not affiliated to the uni) and
other entities (like museum etc...). In such case there is no
doubt and the answer to him by the HM team was clear that he will
be categorized as LIR. He has escalated this to me and I confirmed
to him that he can no go around it. The policy is clear.
Convinced by the clarification I provided him, he then suggested
to remove these external entities from his application and cover
them with his legacy registered prefixes. So he resubmit his
request with these changes (on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:49 PM]. Now
that has introduced a new parameter to his first application under
evaluation by the HM team.
* During the evaluation process that follow the above a mail was sent
to Andrew by a Hostmaster requesting further information to complete
the evaluation. However the last sentence of that mail mentioned
that his request will be considered as LIR (the chronology of the
logged communication suggest that, that statement was a human
mistake as they were still collecting information on the application
... the evaluation was not yet completed so as for conclusions be
drawn on the case). That seems to be what triggered Andrew decision
to submit a policy. I Think that he panicked :-)? I believe that it
was a hasty decision by Andrew to try to solve his case by a policy.
The IP Resource Analysts use Policies in place and all the information
provided by the requestors to take their decision. More the information
is clear and precise, easy it will be for them to take a quick decision.
I hope this put the discussion (which I think should have not happened)
Thanks you (catching up with mails).
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