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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Tue Jun 25 10:24:52 UTC 2013

Hi Badru,

I've had this discussion already and as per my commitment and a request from
AfriNIC, we are attempting to sensitise both UbuntuNet (East Africa) and
WACREN (West Africa) to the fact that this policy may soon become reality
and they should act, on the contrary very little has been said in the South
African academic sector about this.  If you also look at the figures I have
given in previous emails about this, the ability of South African
institutions to increase their space is far more limited than those who have
no space and deal with a larger divide.

But again I say, we cannot explore third options or anything until process
has been followed and this process has gone through last call where it will
be accepted or rejected.  The policy process is clear, but for some reason
we seem to be diverging from it.  Let us open last call, let us look at what
comes back during last call in conjunction with what was said and done at
the face to face meeting, and then let the co-chairs perform their function
unimpeded and make a call on this policy, as per the process that was
defined and has functioned since the inception of AfriNIC.  To deviate from
that process now would be to open a massive can of worms.


From:  Badru Ntege <ntegeb at>
Date:  Tuesday 25 June 2013 12:15 PM
To:  Andrew Alston <alston.networks at>
Cc:  Adiel Akplogan <adiel at>, Bope Domilongo Christian
<christianbope at>, Alan Barrett <apb at>, <rpd at>
Subject:  Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions


> Currently South African institutions with their legacy space are utilising
> more than 10 times the space than their nigerian counterparts.  The student
> base at HEI's in the respective countries seems to be pretty similar from
> published statistics, this policy will address that imbalance by providing
> access to space those those institutions in Nigeria.  It is also very telling
> that there are single institutions in South Africa that have more IP address
> space than the entire academic sector in Ghana, Egypt and Congo DR combined!!!
> This is the VERY reason this policy needs to pass, because it will make it so
> much easier for these institutions to get space and address the imbalance.

The problem is some community members fear that those some universities
whith high student numbers are going to use the new policy to increase the
divide you are seeing.    More reason for me to say that we need to explore
a third alternative that alleviates the fears we are seeing.


> Thanks
> Andrew
> From:  Adiel Akplogan <adiel at>
> Date:  Monday 24 June 2013 10:59 AM
> To:  Bope Domilongo Christian <christianbope at>
> Cc:  <rpd at>, Alan Barrett <apb at>
> Subject:  Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions
> On 2013-06-21, at 11:44 AM, Bope Domilongo Christian <christianbope at>
> wrote:
>> I would like to request to Afrinic to provide the current IPV4 allow to all
>> African Universities regionally.
> The information is temporarily available at (this is :
> thanks.
> - a.
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