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

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Wed Jan 16 22:06:34 UTC 2013


Please .... comb the archives. NAT is evil. The Dean may want to check 
the call log of the fone ;)

The proposal started its life as 3 IPs per student.


On 16/01/2013 22:23, Jackson Muthili wrote:
> Andrew,
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM, Andrew Alston
> <alston.networks at> wrote:
>> 1)            Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal
>> Given that the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa are growing,
>> and that Internet access within these academic Institutions is critical to
>> the educational experience of students, it is necessary to provide
>> sufficient address space to these HEIs to allow them to function
>> effectively.  When we consider that such institutions are constantly
>> upgrading their Infrastructure and bandwidth to support technologies which
>> are severely limited in environments using Network Address Translation
>> (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?
>> 2) Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem
>>                  a) This proposal will simplify the allocation of address
>> space to HEIs by detailing and simplifying the address justification
>> criteria
> My mind see this as waste of 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.
>> Academic Institutions qualify for IP address space from AfriNIC based on the
>> sum of the number of registered  students and employees on their campus.
>> 3.1) To qualify for address space, Academic institutions will need to apply
>> as end users and provide the following documentation:
>>                  3.1.1) Proof of Institution’s registration/accreditation
>>                  3.1.2) Proof of the number of registered students
>>                  3.1.3) Proof of staff head count.
>> 3.2) This policy applies a ratio to a head count of campus users, where the
>> number of campus users is calculated using a formula of full time students +
>> full time employees + (part time students * 0.5)
>> 3.3)  In addition to the documentation specified in clause 3.1, institutions
>> will need to provide details of planned/current IPv6 roll-outs, including
>> committed time frames for the roll-out of IPv6.
>> 3.4) For the purposes of this policy, the roll-out of IPv6 can only be
>> considered to be a true IPv6 roll-out, if IPv6 is extended to the edge of
>> the network, beyond just the core/server infrastructure.
>> 3.5) Under the policy, HEI shall be eligible to receive IPv4 resources at a
>> ratio not less than 5 IPv4 addresses per campus user, where campus user is
>> defined in 3.2).
> I have never seen any student or person with a need for 5 IPs at the
> same instant. This also is waste.
> Jack
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