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[AFRINIC-rpd] Latest version of the policy AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03
mje at posix.co.za
Mon Jun 24 12:29:50 UTC 2013
On Mon, 2013-06-24 at 12:49 +0200, Jackson Muthili wrote:
> Now that new version come up and clear in this last call we have more
> opposition than support.
That is an interesting claim. Were you at the meeting?
There were a lot of hands up in support of this at the meeting - 30+ ?
There were about three hands up against this as I remember.
As it was Andrews and Sundays proposal - and they were on stage looking
at the audience - they would probably have a more accurate count.
This proposal has been on the list for a while - long before AFRINIC-18
- but there was not much noise then. Even now, I would sense that not
many people oppose this - about the same number that appear to support
I support this proposal.
I would rather not still have IPv4 addresses at AFRINIC in ten years
time. They will most lightly be worthless then. I want to have IPv6
around Africa. I would thus probably support most proposals that
increase the spread of IPv4 addresses to the AFRINIC Region. This allows
our IPv4 pool to be used (and paid for) to the benefit of our community.
* * * * * * * * * * *
I would like to see though that whenever anyone from now on asks for an
IPv4 block, they also either have IPv6 that is already being advertised
or are at the same time asking for an IPv6 block....
* * * * * * * * * * *
We need to remove this mindset that having a reserve of IPv4 addresses
is somehow good because we do not have to worry about IPv6.
Staying with IPv4 will quickly become more expensive... Carrier Grade
NAT (CGN) adds cost to deployment.
South African Universities are amongst the group of users who see using
NAT as NOT the correct way to go. For example, it is MUCH easier to
trace who is abusing the Internet when people use properly route-able IP
addresses. Don't penalise such people from trying to do the right thing.
I can see with the One Laptop per Child project in Kenyan schools, some
schools will probably work at a ratio of least at least 2:1 ... if not
3:1. Laptop, Phone and Tablet?
> The policy go back to discuss at next Afrinic meeting?
> Policy Chair please give us your expert advise.
> I still oppose strongly this policy to get above this stage. Because
> all community still need to understand implication.
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Andrew Alston
> <alston.networks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Please see the proposed modified version of the policy as requested by
> > community consensus at the Zambian PDP Meeting.
> > Thanks
> > Andrew
> > 1) Summary of the Problem Being Addressed by this Policy Proposal
> > Given that the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa are growing,
> > and that Internet access within these Higher Education Institutions is
> > critical to the educational experience of students, it is necessary to
> > provide sufficient address space to these HEIs to allow them to function
> > effectively. When we consider that such institutions are constantly
> > upgrading their Infrastructure and bandwidth to support technologies which
> > are severely limited in environments using Network Address Translation
> > (NAT), we believe that it is important that HEIs desirous of public address
> > space should have the ability to migrate away from NAT. Such migration will
> > help promote technologies such as multicast and the convergence of voice and
> > data networks, which will in turn drive down the costs within such
> > institutions.
> > By promoting the elimination of NATs, this proposal will also assist HEIs in
> > their migration to IPv6, and in fact, to qualify under this proposal,
> > dual-stack and/or rollout of IPv6 at the qualifying institution is
> > mandatory.
> > 2) Summary of How this Proposal Addresses the Problem
> > a) This proposal will simplify the allocation of address space to HEIs by
> > detailing and simplifying the address justification criteria b) This
> > proposal recognises HEIs as end users, and removes the confusion previously
> > seen where arguments have occurred as to the status of the applying
> > institution. c) This proposal helps to reduce the dependence of HEIs on
> > NATs, and is in line with AfriNIC's own policy of not promoting the usage of
> > such translation mechanisms.. d) This proposal encourages the adoption of
> > IPv6 by making the rollout of IPv6 a criterion for qualification under this
> > proposal.
> > 3) Proposal
> > Higher Education Institutions qualify for IP address space from AfriNIC
> > based on the sum of the number of registered students and employees on their
> > campus.
> > 3.1) To qualify for address space, Higher Education Institutions will need
> > to apply as end users and provide the following documentation:
> > 3.1.1) Proof of Institution's registration/accreditation 3.1.2) Proof of
> > the number of registered full time students 3.1.3) Proof of staff head
> > count.
> > 3.2) This policy applies a ratio to a head count of campus users, where the
> > number of campus users is calculated using a formula of full time students +
> > full time employees + (part time students * 0.5)
> > 3.3) In addition to the documentation specified in clause 3.1, institutions
> > will need to provide details of planned/current IPv6 roll-outs, including
> > committed time frames for the roll-out of IPv6.
> > 3.4) For the purposes of this policy, the roll-out of IPv6 can only be
> > considered to be a true IPv6 roll-out, if IPv6 is extended to the edge of
> > the network, beyond just the core/server infrastructure.
> > 3.5) Under the policy, HEI shall be eligible to receive IPv4 resources at a
> > ratio not less than 5 IPv4 addresses per campus user, where campus user is
> > defined in 3.2).
> > 3.6) While 3.5 defines a minimum accepted ratio for which the justification
> > is clearly defined in 3.1, applications based on a ratio as high as 10:1
> > shall be given due consideration and should be approved unless the
> > justification for such increased ratio is believed by AfriNIC staff to be
> > specious or fraudulent in nature.
> > 3.7) While 3.5 defines a minimum ratio for which institutions shall be
> > eligible, where an institution believes that it requires less space than
> > defined by this ratio, a ratio of less than the
> > default specified in 3.5 may be requested.
> > 3.8) HEIs will be classified as End Users under this policy, on provision of
> > a duly authorised letter from the institution management stating that
> > address space allocated will not be used outside of the campus/academic
> > environment.
> > 3.9) HEIs qualifying under this proposal will qualify for the same academic
> > discounts that are applicable to any academic institution at the time of
> > application.
> > 3.10) Since any HEI that has a large base of registered students and full
> > time staff, has to, by the very nature of their function, have equipment on
> > campus, this policy dispenses for the need for a HEI to provide detailed
> > proof of equipment and infrastructure.
> > Revision History (For all but the first draft)
> > Version 1 – Added 3.1.3 to include justification of employee count. Added a
> > new point 3.2 and 3.4, meaning that sequential numbering changed, where the
> > original 3.2 became 3.3, 3.4 became 3.5, 3.6 was a new point, meaning
> > original 3.6 -> 3.8 became 3.7 -> 3.9. Added 3.2 to define the calculation
> > of head count to which the address ratio calculation is applied. Modified
> > 3.5 to change the ratio from 1:3 to 1:5 as per requests from the RPD list.
> > Added 3.6 to allow for allocations larger than the de-facto 1:5 ratio upon
> > submission of additional documentation, while maintaining the need for
> > minimal justification if the ratio applied for did not exceed the 1:5 mark.
> > Version 2 - Added point 3.7 to allow for smaller applications. Renumbered
> > 3.8 -> 3.10 (from 3.7 -> 3.9). Replaced the word "academic" with the term
> > "Higher Education Institutions" where appropriate to make the policy more
> > consistent
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