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[rpd] Mass Hijacking of AFRINIC IPv4 Space by U.S.A. Spammers

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at
Fri Nov 18 05:43:31 UTC 2016

> On 18 Nov 2016, at 03:36, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at> wrote:
> The RIR in this case can do what was already under discussion, I believe,
> i.e. audit usage, and take back abandoned IPv4 space.  Give it to actual
> Africans who will make some reasonable and legitimate use of it.  Drain
> the swamp and stop making it so bloody easy for Internet crooks to get
> away with this kind of crap.

Are you suggesting that AFRINIC could take back legacy space from legacy resource holders?  I am not aware of any contractual provisions that would allow AFRINIC to do that.

Alan Barrett

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