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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Route aggregation policy (AFPUB-2017-V4-002-DRAFT-01)"

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Tue Apr 25 08:57:33 UTC 2017

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 4:39 PM, Mark Elkins <mje at> wrote:
> Looking at the re-wording suggested by the Policy - I seem to remember
> that AFRINIC staff try their best to do this type of thing
> automatically. It may not be necessary to state.

Yes, no need.

Aggregation is one the Goals of the Internet Registry system and they always do their best  towards that  it during the distribution.
> It is however, a good thing to say (try and allocate consecutive
> allocations to LIRs) to attempt to reduce the number of entries in the
> routing table.

I can live  with this even though is redundant.

But the text and the title of the policy seem to indicate  something more ...

New text:

5.4.4 For any LIR or End User requesting IPv4 address space during the Exhaustion: There is no explicit limit on the number of times an organization may request additional IPv4 address space during the Exhaustion Period. For the sake of routing table conservation, prefixes will be issued as aggregates when an LIR requests multiple additional allocations.

Is the author implying:

1)  apply reservation ?

2)  force LIRs to renumber ?

And if yes, how to apply to the  last /8 as we are no longer in the normal mode.

On the general, do we need a  “Route Aggregation“ policy for this ? Can’t this just be an update to the Softlanding policy ?

Hope this helps


> On 24/04/2017 11:52, SamiSalih wrote:
>> Dear AFRINIC PDWG Members,
>> Greetings,
>> We have received a new policy Proposal - "Route aggregation policy (AFPUB-2017-V4-002-DRAFT-01)"
>> From David Hilario (d.hilario at
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