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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016
nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Mon Jun 20 17:34:20 UTC 2016
On 20 Jun 2016, at 14:27, Fabian Jr wrote:
> i was a new comer at some point way back 2012 ... as a PI
> i think i asked IPv4 and ASN ... automatically i got IPv6 (/48)......
> i thought this started long ago!
since about 2010 (madhvi can tell you exactly when) all new applicants
at afrinic have been given the standard message of:
* would you like ipv6; it’s free (for now)
* would you like ipv6; it’s easy
* would you like ipv6; it’s the future
so, in 2012, the afrinic hostmaster team would have *asked* you - and
probably subtly hinted at you getting ipv6, along with your initial v4
allocation. you likely said yes - and without any discussion they
probably made the initial default allocation.
that is all good. i am glad to hear that it was quick and easy for you
to get ipv6.
but, note: they *asked* you. you said yes (and it did not slow down
your application process).
such is the nature of a contract; offer, and acceptance.
they did not *force* you to take it
to be clear: afrinic can *NOT* allocate you something that you did not
> i think what we need to try to figure out and possibly do is to have a
> Guide ready to give to the new comers/applicants to guide them from
> the start on how to do at least a DUAL STACK.... to let them start
> using IPv6 automatically and use IPV4 at the same to allow them
> continue access those resources elsewhere which are still on IPv4.....
all true. but, this is not a policy item :-)
there’s an initiative like this being discussed on the afripv6 list.
> im trying to think of a scenario of showing new users (applicants)
> that it's IPv6 era now.... but we are forced to somehow embed IPv4 in
> order to continue access services still on V4.....
none of us here are gifted with a crystal ball. so we can’t guess at
what someone will need address space for. maybe it it is to support a
legacy application that simply requires unique addressing. we encourage
and support v6 - and should make it is *easy* as possible to get.
hopefully soon it will stop being the optional extra, and become *the*
resource that people are actually requesting; perhaps with v4 as the
optional extra :-)
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