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

Saul Stein saul at
Sun Jan 27 19:19:31 UTC 2013

I haven’t been following this that closely, however, I am concerned about
some comments being made:
Firstly if this discussion was taking place 1-2 years ago, the thought of 3
IPs per student would have been far-fetched and fully workable since all
these xPads and smartphones didn’t exist.

AfriNIC serves Africa to say 
	So question is we want to give the IP's to the university for
academic reasons.  The two phones are provided by a commercial network
operator who already has 	IP's.  Why is the university wanting to get
involved here.   Then at the same time the university will ask for
Is concerning.

Africa has the some of the highest mobile (voice and data) costs in the
world. If the universities can provide cheaper data for the students while
on campus, then we should not be hindering the educational growth of the
students. People that are connected to the internet are able to learn and
develop at a higher rate. UNivercities can facilitate this.

Not to provide resourses for the sake of conserving them, since we have them
makes no sense at all.

Just my 2c

From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of
Sunday Folayan
Sent: 27 January 2013 08:42 PM
To: Badru Ntege
Cc: AfriNIC Resource Policy
Subject: Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft

On 27/01/2013 19:18, Badru Ntege wrote:
If we must go by a population count i would go for the 1:3 ratio as a
standard and only move to 1:5 after some proof of existing or planned
network with some level of implementation time line..

We (authors) were comfortable with 1:3, but comments on the list about the
need to look ahead pushed it to 1:5. This is not our call, Best to hear
again from others.

The policy could then also cater somehow to an easy transition from 1:3 to
1:5 if the original resource has been utilized.


 i think that way we strike a sustainable balance and ensure Photabtop++.

i.e phase one will be "photabtop"  and phase two will be "photabtop++"

Then you will really earn the name .... Badtron ... Defender/Conservator of
the IP Resources ;)

For now, I doff my hat (The Black Fedora) for the AfriNIC Chair that easily
makes the camel stoop, so that he can drink with the boys (and the silent
girls) at the oasis of knowledge.


Sunday Adekunle Folayan
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