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

David Hilario d.hilario at
Tue May 23 08:13:08 UTC 2017


Thanks to Ernest for the heads-up that staff assessment was published yesterday:

>Although we can make a best effort, AFRINIC cannot guarantee that subsequent >assignments/allocations will be contiguous.

The purpose of the proposal is to have a procedure setup by AFRINIC in
case someone wants to have contiguous rather than split space from the
same /8 when making future requests.
It was left without any specific implementation to leave free hands in
its possible implementation.

>CPM already covers appears to cover what this proposal is all about - making this proposal >possibly not needed: "AFRINIC will always try to allocate contiguous address ranges, allowing the LIR to >minimise the number of route announcements it makes. However, it will not always be possible to >allocate a range contiguous with the LIR's previous allocation".

CPM unfortunately does not quite fulfill the requirements,
as it leaves it to "chance" rather than procedurally ensuring it is
going to happen.

Since the staff assessment came in so close before the AFRINIC meeting
and that there were comments regarding the possibility of renumbering,
which is not the intention of this proposal.

I will draft a new version to be published after the AFRINIC meeting to have:

Clear statement in the proposal that this is only for new requests
under the current Phase 1/2, not to enable a form of renumbering when
getting a new IP range in order to avoid returning "dirty" space in
favour of fresh clean one.

Outline and describe a workflow within policy proposal text for
AFRINIC staff's procedure.

David Hilario

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On 24 April 2017 at 12:52, SamiSalih <sami at> 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
> Published in this link
> Best Regards,
> PDWG Co-chairs
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