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[rpd] New proposal - "Out-Of-Region Use of AFRINIC Internet Number Resources" (AFPUB-2014-GEN-002-DRAFT-01)

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Sat Jul 19 22:43:31 UTC 2014

On Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:32:34 AM Owen DeLong wrote:

> Really? My perspective is quite the reverse. Such an
> action can only really work in an environment of limited
> or no competition. For circuit- based connections and
> BGP, I would think that far more likely in the AfriNIC
> service region.

The reason I posited that this is more likely in America is 
because over the last years, the ideas about this have 
generally originated from there.

To add, in my experience, the majority of BGP operators in 
Africa have not been battling with the reason the idea has 
come up in the first place; perhaps due to use of software 
routers which have enough RAM to handle the routing table, 
but don't need to be fast because bandwidth is still 
expensive, or use of hardware-based routers that have higher 
FIB limits than those in the global wild (young nations, 
less legacy).

Naturally, this will change, but from what I've seen and 
heard from so far, few or no ISP's in Africa are hitting FIB 
walls that make this an idea worth considering at this point 
in time.

As always, I stand to be corrected.

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