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[rpd] New Proposal - "Internet Number Resources Audit by AFRINIC (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT01)"

Omo Oaiya Omo.Oaiya at
Fri May 27 05:04:41 UTC 2016

On 22 May 2016 at 21:32, Nishal Goburdhan <nishal at> wrote:

> i support the intent of the policy :-)  but then, i think that most
> rational persons would.

indeed ....especially now the authors and Owen have shown that most
rational people do support such policies globally.

> but i think that the important part of this is being done now by staff,
> and, just probably not being communicated.  i worry that the burden that
> this creates will end up simply costing potential resource members even
> more.  and diverting afrinic’s meagre resources from matters that should be
> addressed, as part of this region’s *future*.

Your claims about the cost and overheads on AFRINIC staff made me take a
closer look. The claims are baseless and cloud objective discussion of the
policy.  Anyone who thinks there will be any significant change in work
done in Mauritius is wrong.

In 3.3a, b and c, the authors propose classes of audit to make it efficient
and cost-effective. On analysis, their proposal works.

a - Random - from Medium and Above, IPv6-only Large, EU-AS

b - Selected - This covers what AFRINIC currently does through initial
allocation reviews, additional allocations reviews and any other internal

c - Reported - Allows complaints about resource usage to be investigated -
this could come from any member of the community, law enforcement,
governments, CSIRTs,  peers, etc.  Also allows members to request
self-audit .

As at 24/05  (a) constituted less than 9% of the total membership - 117 out
of a total 1703 including legacy.

LIR Medium and above : 112
End-users Medium and above: 5
IPv6-only Large: 0
EU-AS: 0

In terms of actual mechanism, a complaint registration form that collects
enough information for an investigation is easy enough to provide.

> however, i do not support this policy.

What do you and the others with similar claims say now your assumptions
have been proven wrong?

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