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[AFRINIC-rpd] Re: PDP discussions

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Wed Jun 26 14:17:39 UTC 2013

Again Badru, that¹s not accurate.

Firstly, there is a need for addresses for the University's own
Secondly, there is a need for addresses for Lab pc's
Thirdly there is a need for addresses in things like student residences
Forth, there are the phones / notebooks / iPads / etc used by the students

Average wifi concurrency on a University I looked at recently was 3.2 per
person, add the university infrastructure and lab pcs etc, you are running
at a 5:1 or greater right there.  This has nothing to do with a student
having an IP for life, and I don't know how you come to that conclusion,
dynamic ip assignments, if the population is on campus the IP's will be
being used or you will run out of leases.  Sorry, but your argument fails to
hold up to technical scrutiny.


From:  Badru Ntege <ntegeb at>
Date:  Wednesday 26 June 2013 4:08 PM
To:  Kennedy Aseda <kaseda at>
Cc:  <rpd at>
Subject:  Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] Re: PDP discussions


On Jun 26, 2013, at 4:39 PM, Kennedy Aseda <kaseda at> wrote:

> Badru,
> With some HEI's adopting BYOD and students are coming in with multiple
> portable devices there is need to consider such devices that are actually not
> owned by the HEI but are used by students. If there is an easier way other
> than student population then no problem.

You are creating the assumption that every student in every educational
institution will have three other devices that need an IP address and that
every registered student would be allocated a permanent address through
their lifetime in the institution.

totally illogical 


> Kennedy
> From: "Badru Ntege" <ntegeb at>
> To: "Kennedy Aseda" <kaseda at>
> Cc: rpd at
> Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:57:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] Re: PDP discussions
> On Jun 26, 2013, at 11:55 AM, Kennedy Aseda <kaseda at> wrote:
>> > Albeit belated, I wish to state my support for the proposed policy
>> (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03).
>> > 
>> > HEI's are a catalyst to Internet penetration as well as testing of new
>> technologies. Simplification of the application process will greatly aid
>> HEI's. 
> Simplification can be done without changing the rules of resource allocation.
> Allocation by student population is just taking simplification to the extreme.
>> > 
>> > I support. 
>> > 
>> > Kennedy 
>> > _______________________________________________
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>> > rpd at
>> >

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