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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions
owen at delong.com
Fri Jun 21 13:18:09 UTC 2013
I think it is reasonable for AfriNIC staff to interpret the policy as allowing round-up
of the justification to the next bit boundary to facilitate aggregation. I suggest that
is an operational interpretation issue which should not effect the last call status.
On Jun 21, 2013, at 2:32 PM, Andrew Alston <alston.networks at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> If they chose to round it up, and it went above the 5 times multiplier,
> more documentation would be required as stated in the policy.
> If they chose to round it down, it would be within the multiplier and no
> more documentation would be required.
> If they choose to hit the closest bit boundary to the nearest /24, again
> no more documentation would be required but deaggregation would occur as a
> Sunday and I have discussed this and believe that this is the best way
> forward, as to introduce a change in the policy now would result in it no
> longer being able to enter final call and that would not be in the
> interests of the community considering the overwhelming consensus the
> community gave the policy yesterday.
> On 2013/06/21 10:38 AM, "Alan Barrett" <apb at cequrux.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Jun 2013, Andrew Alston wrote:
>>> So, let us look at an institution that has 20 thousand combined
>>> staff and students, and is already sitting on a /16 worth of
>>> The combined allocation they would qualify for under this policy
>>> is 20 * 5 = 100k IP addresses.
>> Would that be rounded up to a /15 (131072 addresses, equivalent
>> to using a multiplier of about 6.55:1 instead of 5:1), or rounded
>> down to a /16 (65536 addresses, equivalent to using a multiplier
>> of about 3.27:1), or a /16 plus a /17 (98304 addresses, equivalent
>> to a multiplier of 4.91:1), or something else agreed between the
>> applicant and AFRINIC?
>> My reading of the proposal is that the applicant could choose any
>> multiplier between 0 and 10, with multipliers less than or equal
>> to 5 being almost automatically accepted by AFRINIC, but with
>> larger multipliers requiring more justification.
>> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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