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[rpd] Policy Proposal Update - IPv4 Soft Landing-bis

Saul Stein saul at
Fri Aug 26 06:49:45 UTC 2016

Surely new companies are a better position to role our v6 natively?

Its like saying a product is end of life and that we shouldn't buy it
because if we use up what is left, we won't be able to get anymore... in
this case, once all the v4 space is used up, we have an alternative -

Yes, new comers will have a few more challenges once there is no v4 space,
but that is why there are mechanisms for this to take place.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackson Muthili [mailto:jacksonmuthi at] 
Sent: 26 August 2016 08:26 AM
To: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at>
Cc: rpd <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Policy Proposal Update - IPv4 Soft Landing-bis


Of course large, small, poor rich is all semantics - from context or this
discussion we are talking large and small block of IPv4 addresses and
those companies that can get them. What is a large block in my view? Your
view may vary but at this stage of IPv4 depletion anything bigger than /16
is large. Because it can potentially serve 256 small ISPs where small
block is /24. AfriNIC also categorized those tiers already for us on its

Semantics aside you very well know what I mean.

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:
> On 26/Aug/16 07:51, Jackson Muthili wrote:
> using current process it is possible for one or two large company to 
> completely exhaust our pool in one single request. a review is needed 
> to prevent such situation.
> How does one measure a "large" company?
> Mark.

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