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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)
sm at resistor.net
Sat Jan 26 09:07:26 UTC 2013
At 20:18 25-01-2013, Badru Ntege wrote:
>The statistics are showing the demand for the urban institutions
>with the financial resources to build a network that can support
>this demand and thus the need to have an idea of the network. But
>out in the real world not all academic institutions have the
>resources to build such networks.
>which is why it is a good idea to have an understanding of the
>network size. if we go by institutional population we might be
>introducing a major flaw.
I'll try and restate what you said in the first
paragraph. University A and B each have 10,000 persons. University
A has the resources to build a network to service these 10,000
persons. University B does not have the resources to build a network
to service these 10,000 persons. If I use population count as a
measure I would be giving 50,000 IP addresses to University A and
50,000 IP addresses University B.
University B is using 5,000 IP addresses only and 45,000 IP addresses
are not utilized. The amount of free IP addresses for the region
reaches a level where I cannot provide IP addresses to University C
which has a population of 5,000 persons. Somebody points out that
there are 45,000 IP addresses not being utilized at University B. I
cannot do anything about it.
The questions are:
(a) Should I fix the non-utilization problem?
(b) Is it possible for me to fix the non-utilization problem?
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