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

McTim dogwallah at
Thu Feb 7 01:44:26 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Nii Narku Quaynor <quaynor at> wrote:
> Hi Owen
> On Feb 5, 2013, at 22:49, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> Nii,
>> [..]
>> In my opinion, the question is not whether or how people design networks or document them.
>> The question is how much effort should AfriNIC staff be required to put into reviewing a request from a university? How much scrutiny do we need to apply to such requests? Are there rules of thumb that can be used to provide guidance to the staff which will facilitate a simplified application process with greater fairness and better outcomes for all with less labor required on both sides?
> Same uniform effort for university as to serve every other member. Perhaps requests should be smarter and the scrutiny more efficient but this seems an operational matter and not in realm of policy

I tend to agree with Dr. Nii on this one.

I think this is more of an operational issue than a policy issue.

I am not keen on writing a one size fits all ratio into policy.


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