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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at
Wed Feb 3 10:37:46 UTC 2016

On 03/02/2016, Mukom Akong T. <mukom.tamon at> wrote:
> On 3 February 2016 at 02:59, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at>
> wrote:

>> 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?

Yes, as far as I know, all Universities in Kenya get their resources
through KENET. And KENET really tries in making sure end users have
enough resources to run their operations.

> 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.

No that is not the case because University of Nairobi goes through
KENET. It would require a long process to bypass KENET because the
Universities are Trustees of KENET. Here is where politics comes into

> 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.
This is absolutely true.

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

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