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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Mukom Akong T. mukom.tamon at
Wed Feb 3 04:32:12 UTC 2016

On 3 February 2016 at 02:59, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at>

> This should be the case Mukom. Probably we should start by people in this
> list giving their experience and the challenges they get on changing from
> NAT.

I think that's a discussion for the the IPv6 Discuss mailing list.

> I remember at the University of Nairobi, all hosts were on private
> addresses, but a year before rolling out v6, we acquired enough v4 blocks
> from our local RIR (KENET), and ensured all hosts are on public v4. One
> challenge is the network has grown since then and we have again run out of
> public v4

Great first step: Get rid of NAT
Question: does the UoN still get their resources from KENET? Do I assume
that those addresses are still announced using KENET's ASN?

I've always championed, Universities should get their own IP space and ASN
and then interconnect with the REN using BGP. Is that the case at UoN and
if not I'd be interested in knowing the challenges there.

I'm pretty sure that if every university on this continent requested IPv4
space for 1/3 their need, AFRINIC's pool won't last 3 months.


Mukom Akong T.

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