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[AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal: End user classification for Universities

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Fri Jun 29 21:02:25 UTC 2012

Accidently didnt send this one to the list...


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From: Andrew Alston <alston.networks at>
Date: Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Policy Proposal: End user classification for
To: Owen DeLong <owen at>

BZZT!!! But thank you for playing. A linksys NAT router presents only one
> Mac address to your equipment. Behind that router, you can have up to
> (IIRC) 1024 devices, each of which could be another NAT router if you are
> desperate.
> Besides which, I don't believe you can be an "unintentional" LIR, an LIR
> means *registry*, you can't unintentionally register things
> If you are providing network access to people not on your payroll, you are
> an intentional (albeit possibly unaware) LIR. I did not say unintentional,
> I said possibly unaware.
Further more... its nice to know that I can be an LIR of RFC1918 resources
which is what this would effectively mean.... The IP assigned to the port
is controlled by the institution, the switch is controlled by the
instituition, the access is not legitimate, and the resources being used
for the access are RFC1918 space if they are natting, the assigned IP is
still under the control of the institution.  But, since you suggested it,
maybe there is a good business model in reselling RFC1918 resource
allocation..... *rolls eyes*

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