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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)
mainanoa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:01:55 UTC 2013
On 4 February 2013 13:33, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Maina Noah <mainanoa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 4 February 2013 11:05, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Andrew Aston assumption apply to student from very rich family only in
>>> SA. Even in SA student from 80% of economy not considered rich can not
>>> afford 5 IP device.
>> This policy does not represent reality of university outside SA.
>> Are you kidding me...in the country where i come from...we buy lots of
> fancy stuffs (even though 80% of the features are not utilized). I can tell
> you that it indeed represents the reality by considering how a university
> population settings really looks like.
Seun, yes we are no kidding you...what Jackson has indicated and what i am
saying are the true facts of the continent as a whole excluding where you
come from which is believe is Nigeria and where Andrew comes from which is
ZA. Both economies can have institutions with students who can afford gears
but this is not the case for the rest of the continent.
> Jackson, Indeed, which is why the community as a whole needs to be more
>> realistic with the reality on the ground at various universities hence my
>> argument which i based sorely on real facts from one Top university here
>> and i have note visited the other small university's yet of which the
>> situation could even be more negative.
>> Would you say because the university you visited does not have campus
> wide network then the policy should not fly? is it not better to be more
> than to be little remember the demand for IP will not reduce as time goes
> on...so it is a better plan.
No, the policy can go on and i would support it only if it represents the
true reality and not the exaggerations you and the others are suggesting
about the entire HEI in Africa.
>> I dont support it.
>>> I would support a 1:2 ratio as opposed to 1:5.
> Well think about it again....considering what i have written above.
I still stand my grounds to say that 1:2 is justifiable not the exaggerated
1:5 ratio. The mobile phones and mobile devices mostly would use the
Telecoms infra/IP network and hardly do users even remember to roll back to
WiFi for those who even own them.
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