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[rpd] proposed policy: reservation of resources for IXPs

Graham Beneke graham at
Mon Nov 3 14:51:58 UTC 2014

On 30/10/2014 19:59, David Huberman wrote:
> 1) I support the policy as written.

I support this policy as well.

> I propose, therefore, text which directs AFRINIC staff to:
>   - issue no less than a /24 to each IX peering fabric
>   AND
>   - either reserve the adjacent /24 so the /24 can grow to a /23 in the case where the IX is successful; or
>   - issue the /24s sparsely (using the bisection method) to ensure the most number of /24s can grow into /23s over time.

I would also support this. All IXP allocations should be sparsely
allocated on bit boundaries to ensure minimal disruption when an IXP
needs to grow beyond its initial assignment.

Graham Beneke

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