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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at
Fri Jan 29 00:58:58 UTC 2016

Hi Scott,
On 28 January 2016 at 23:25, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at> wrote:

> I would also suggest that at the very least the AfriNIC community consider
> an addition to the soft-landing policy that sets aside an IPv4 block
> dedicated to facilitating IPv6 deployment, by making IPv4 addresses
> available for IPv6 translation technologies, dual stack DNS servers, etc.
> Something like could be
> implemented either by carving out a pool out of AfriNIC's existing
> inventory, or by dedicating space newly redistributed from IANA for the
> purpose.  Alternately, a RIPE/APNIC style "one block per network" soft
> landing policy would accomplish a similar objective: making sure that future
> new entrants can continue to receive enough IPv4 addresses to talk to the

While I like the idea of promoting v6 deployment as we near
exhaustion, I find the idea of further reserving the more space not
very appealing. You must recall that the Softlanding has already
reserved a /12 for unforeseen circumstances.

Further, I am curious as to what motivated ARIN's choice to allocate
/28-/24 block from the reserve in your policy

I can only see this approach either breaking the Internet, as people
drop your routes on account of size, or additional reverse delegation
work being created for the RIR.


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