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[afnog] [rpd] IPv4 Allocations by Length Statistics for 2014

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Fri Nov 7 09:39:49 UTC 2014

Hi Kofi,

Speaking as myself, my first question will be to ask how writing such a
quarterly message implies transparency? Perhaps we need to agree on that
word transparency as it can be relative. Within the context of managing
resources within this region, i see transparency as AFRINIC staff managing
resource allocation/assignment based on the active policies and the
requestor also doing his/her part by following the laid down
rules/guidelines. Any individual (requester) who then thinks that he/she
did not experience such service could raise alarm of staff not being
transparent based on their XYZ action which is against the existing ABC

I hope you do agree with that view above. I will also encourage you to turn
some of this thoughts into policy as that is the major way you can see the
change you desire.

PS: Speaking as an individual

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Kofi ANSA AKUFO <kofi.ansa at>

> Seriously transparency triggers competition which is healthy for
> innovation and self check for fraud and other frowned on vices. I stand to
> be corrected but within the scope of best practices and community
> engagement (e.g. adopting tested democratic methods) can we se the benefit
> of methods like;
> "Dear Members/ Community,
> Organisation X has requested /14 IPv4 resources to be used for providing
> hosting services, Afrinic hostmasters has evaluated the initial resource
> request and find it to be compliant with current policies for IPv4
> allocation. In line with allocations greater than or equal to /15 to be
> referred to the community for comments before approval the community is
> hereby welcomed to share its opinion regarding this request"
> another example which may be implemented as quarterly summaryreports to
> the community
> " .... out of the /15 IPv4 requested within the second quarter of this
> year /18 were requested to provide hosting services .... "
> How does this jeopardize members business and NDA.
> cheers
> K.
> On 7 November 2014 12:32, Lu < at> wrote:
>> Hi
>> If I understand Adiel correctly, the r&d department does not and will
>> ever not have access to registration service's data, it is two different
>> thing and data between two service are not interchangeable,.
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>> > On 2014年11月7日, at 上午8:25, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello Adam and all,
>> >
>> >> On Nov 7, 2014, at 11:29 AM, Adam Nelson <adam at> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Also, we should keep in mind that other RIRs are doing research -
>> they're just not using information that's under NDA.  RIPE has a ton of
>> probes in Africa sucking up data.  Here's mine for instance:
>> >>
>> >>!tab-network
>> >
>> > Let me add few point so that the discussion does not take an ever
>> ending route.
>> >
>> > Yes, RIR does Research and AFRINIC has just created (last month) a new
>> Department for R&D (lead by Alain Aina)  which will be focussing on Network
>> Research and Analysis, but only on public data. There is no way that
>> AFRINIC will use information provided by LIR during their request
>> evaluation in public research activities (as they are not provided for such
>> activity and are covered by NDA). If non public information are needed for
>> research, the R&D department will conduct separate survey or use which ever
>> legal means are available to collect them.
>> >
>> > AFRINIC has also signed a partnership agreement with RIPE for the ATLAS
>> project where by our R&D team will be deploying some anchors and
>> distributing probes (already started) in the region to collect data that
>> are pertinent to some analysis and to build tools that can be useful for
>> our community. A dedicated web page will be released soon for more
>> information about this particular research activity.
>> >
>> > I hope this clarified few things.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > - a
>> >
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