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

Nii Narku Quaynor quaynor at
Mon Feb 4 15:35:05 UTC 2013

You suggested that allocation by network plan was subjective thus proposed allocation by population ratio which is turning out to be equally subjective ie my school is at 5:1 and other is at 3:1 of population 

What is the real problem this proposal attempt to solve 

On Feb 4, 2013, at 14:31, "Andrew Alston" <alston.networks at> wrote:

> Ok Maina,
> So, let me summarize the last few emails.
> You acknowledge that there are institutions (Urban ones) that have a need for greater than 3 (as demonstrated by studies).
> You acknowledge that students will have 1 laptop and 1 phone each at minimum (so a minimum of 2 devices, without any campus infrastructure, making this useless, therefore needing 3).
> Yet, you wish to make the maximum 1:3, penalizing the first category, and make the minimum 1:2 which will not work by your own acknowledgements in previous emails about the phone/notebook technology.
> I still do not understand the problem with having a maximum of 1:5 is with no minimum is, particularly considering that as stated by many people on this list, we need to increase the burn rate and make it easier to access space for those who need it, and considering the growth factors all over the continent as demonstrated in previous emails.  Can you please explain exactly what the problem with having this maximum is when people have the option to specify lower? 
> Andrew
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