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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Wed Jan 16 22:00:49 UTC 2013

Hello Jackson

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at>wrote:

> > (NAT), we believe that it is important that HEIs desirous of public
> address
> > space should have the ability to migrate away from NAT.
> Is it prudent to give every student and his iphone and itab a public
> IP? I consider this a serious wastage. Why student needs public IP on
> a mobile device?
> Because its a networking device and it requires IP to communicate. If i
may ask, by how will those devices communicate without IP addresses OR are
you recommending such devices be assigned private IPs?

Students and others visitor on universty dont need public IP on a hand
> held device. Unless a special requirement on case by case basis.
> Same as above

> I have never seen any student or person with a need for 5 IPs at the
> same instant. This also is waste.
> Its not students really needing those IPs but rather their devices. Here
is the Scenario, a student who has 2 mobile phones (1 android and the other
blackberry) both wireless enabled, one laptop, and one ipad ;)
By default, he/she turns the wireless features at intermediates, but the
fact is they never remember to turn one off before switching to another.
Even if they did turn off one for the other, depending on the lease time in
use on your network, their is almost a 90% assurance that the newly turned
on device will not be assigned the IP of the former device hence a new IP
will be required.


> Jack
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