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[AFRINIC-rpd] RE: IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal

JP froztbyte at
Tue Sep 10 20:38:22 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:19:20PM +0300, Frank Habicht wrote:
> Hi all,
> In my opinion it is completely unreasonable for AfriNIC to ask for access
> to members' (Operators') production equipment.
> In my opinion AfriNIC should only be asking for documentation that shows
> the need. And I agree financial information can be redacted from
> documentation submitted. Technical, business and financial details should
> be left to the Operators to decide upon.

Agreed. I've been noticed a trend towards "custodianship"/"gatekeeper"
behaviour in AfriNIC's ways of going about things, and I feel pretty
strongly that this is wrong. Their function in this is, and should only
be, to maintain IP assignment info. Playing IP police is not something
they're equipped for, in any way well placed to do, much less /supposed/
to do.

An SP/member/operator should *only* have to prove reasonable need for
their allocation.


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