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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Wed Jun 15 14:15:49 UTC 2016

Hi Honest,

I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions about everything that I have said.  It is not that I wish to accelerate IPv4 depletion.  What I want is for it to run its natural course.  If the demand for IP addresses is there TODAY from legitimate African organisations that want, and can use them, in a way that benefits this continent, I am simply saying, do not slow those organisations down.  Do not slow down growth of some to benefit others, that is not my definition of fair.  My view is very simple, if someone can meet the justification requirements and can actually use the addresses, today, in Africa, to service African customers, let them do so.  If they can’t justify the space, they won’t get it.  That simple.

Don’t accelerate it, don’t slow it down, let it run its natural course and be used by those who can use it to serve the customers that want it.



From: Honest Ornella GANKPA [mailto:honest1989 at]
Sent: 15 June 2016 16:07
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at>
Cc: rpd <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

Hello Andrew,

So long as its being used to provide internet to the people in Africa, wherever they are, whoever they are, and not flowing off the continent, it doesn’t matter to me.

I agree with you 100% on this. I believe this is actually what we all want in the end

We are all one continent, we are all African, and I stand by the view that fair use = let those who need it and can use it, have it.

I agree with you on this as well. In my opinion, none of the (soft landing) policies were preventing people from getting ressources. Of course if one needs it and can justify the needs, they can get it.

However we must keep in my mind that this is the last /8 we are talking about. its depletion is inevitable but how are we going to go about it? This is where we disagree. I do not believe we should rush into depletion. Even if the process is slower in our region, it is not that bad. It just means we have more time to prepare (policies and infrastructures) for what comes next.

Honest Ornella GANKPA
Network engineer


Garanti sans virus.<>

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