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

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Mon Jan 28 15:01:28 UTC 2013



I have no problem with Universities submitting network diagrams or network information.  I have a problem with it being evaluated and used to determine the University’s needs, when it patently obvious that you cannot judge IP utilization in any work just based on infrastructure (like wifi ap’s).  To properly evaluate such network information requires people who are intimately familiar with the context of the institution and that is not realistic.




From: rpd-bounces at [mailto:rpd-bounces at] On Behalf Of Nii Narku Quaynor
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:54 PM
To: Sunday Folayan
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Subject: Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)


And the university does not have a network diagram? and implementing a network 


The information, referenced as at start, was about design options not about a 'network plan' being reviewed


These kinds of options and issues also apply to any network and may not be peculiar to universities. In the end you have a design and resource plan

Ok, fix it but a fix where is needed. I wonder if a fix by policy is what's needed in this case

We are actually imposing constraints eg end-user category, now 5:1 expectation, etc

On Jan 28, 2013, at 13:01, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at> wrote:

On 28/01/2013 10:06, Nii Narku Quaynor wrote: 

Thanks. What prevents a university from receiving a 10:1 via current policies

Justification, a la Network diagram!

Recall the thread from Andrew that started this all!

It is easy to justify 48 users connected to a 48 port switch, by proving/justifying the fact that you actually bought 1000 switches, so you can connect 48,000 or less users.

How do you do that with Wireless Access points? How many users per AP? etc? Not that easy like fixed infrastructure. This was the frustration with coming up with an acceptable justification which Andrew expressed and along the thread, which led to my challenging him that we fix it, instead of complaining.


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