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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Fri Jun 21 07:53:42 UTC 2013

Hi There,

The requested modifications to the policy will follow during the course of
today or tomorrow.

Christian, I am attempting to understand your query here.

Under the policy going to last call, any University with proper academic
accreditation may apply for space under the same rules of the policy
irrespective of the location of the institution in the region.  Obviously
this is on a first come first service basis, and I do suspect that once this
policy passes final call, there will be a fair number of applications for
large blocks from African universities.  That being said, I believe it is
the responsibility of the academic community to make sure that Universities
are aware of this policy so that some do not get left behind by lack of
awareness of the policy.

With this in mind, I will be speaking to WACREN, UbuntuNet and various
NREN's to try and ensure that the end sites are all aware of this policy and
its implications so that they can choose if they take advantage of it or
not.  The policy will exist, it is however up to the individual universities
to choose if they take advantage of it or not, we cannot force IP's now the
throats of those who choose not to apply for it, nor can we disadvantage
those who DO choose to take advantage of it because some choose not to.


From:  Bope Domilongo Christian <christianbope at>
Date:  Friday 21 June 2013 9:44 AM
To:  Alan Barrett <apb at>
Cc:  <rpd at>
Subject:  Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

According to Afrinic mission which is to serve the African region equitably
and equally. I would like to request to Afrinic to provide the current IPV4
allow to all African Universities regionally.  My worry is Afrinic give all
IPv4 remaining  to the same Universities and when other will came they will
be not IPv4 and they will raised the question of equally distribution of IP
in the education sectors in Africa and they will be frustrated.

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Alan Barrett <apb at> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2013, Alan Barrett wrote:
>> The following policy proposals acheieved rough consensus [...]
>> * Academic IPv4 Allocation
>>  AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02
>> <
>> academic-ipv4-allocation-afpub-2013-gen-001-draft-02-under-discussion
>> <
>> academic-ipv4-allocation-afpub-2013-gen-001-draft-02-under-discussion> >
> I am sorry, I forgot to mention some changes.
> 1. The staff analysis pointed out that the proposal used
>   two terms "Academic Institution" and "Higher Education
>   Institution".  The proposal will be modified to use a single
>   term consistently.
> 2. Some people at the meeting said that some organisations might
>   not want as many IPv4 addresses as are allowed by this
>   proposal.  The proposal will be modified to make it clear that
>   an organisation may apply for fewer addresses than the 5:1
>   ratio would allow.
> Consensus at the meeting was that the proposal, duly modified to address the
> above two points, should go to last call.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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Best Regards
Christian Bope Domilongo
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