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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

McTim dogwallah at
Sat Jun 22 03:43:38 UTC 2013


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM, Jackson Muthili
<jacksonmuthi at> wrote:

> You guy keep saying burning v4 space. why you want to burn Africa's v4
> space?

some would like to hasten the transition to IPv6, in fact, I think
most if not all would like this.

What Africa has done to you? if you think burning v4 space take
> us quickly to v6 space why there is lucrative transfer market? I tell
> you when v4 is burned out you will see it was no good thing. Africa
> environment is unique from other. we take time to understand and
> deploy. While we do we need our v4 longer.

This is why the community has enacted a soft-landing policy.

> Burning v4 space create immediate huge problem. New ISP will find it
> expensive to buy IPV4 from trasnfer maket and broker and reality of
> course IPV6 not a solution. WE STILL NEED IPV4 short and MEDIUM TERM
> so that to also use IPv6! Cost of doing ISP business goes high. Cost
> is transfer to client and cost of internet connection goes high again.
> Let us take a slow steady transition not Africa haters Sunday and
> Andrew who want to ditch their people into hole and burn continents
> IPV4.

Please do not attack people personally.  You can debate their ideas without
ad hominem attacks.


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