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[rpd] Softlanding-Bis decision appeal

Noah noah at
Wed Jan 3 12:45:19 UTC 2018

On 2 Dec 2017 8:47 a.m., "Frank Habicht" <geier at> wrote:


I believe Jackson's email contained some unfounded accusation delivered
in a form I would not like to see on this mailing list.

Just one comment below.

On 12/1/2017 12:17 PM, Jackson Muthili wrote:
> Africa will move forward irrespective.  ...


Moving forward should NOT mean keeping useful numbering resources locked
away (unnecessarily. and i don't see the necessity).

It should mean two things:

- making efficient use of all of the 32-bit integers that the majority
of us use most of the time (still). Including those integers still with
AfriNIC. They are meant to be used.

- more aggressive use of IPv6 as only this will be an alternative to the
unusable internet that multi-layer IPv4 NAT is promising to cause, as
more users are getting connected.

We can not afford to stash IPv4 addresses away for IPv15-transition.

Jackson, do you agree until here?

Now: I have no idea whether you are doing any of the two above things.
I have an idea about what other individuals - who you like to attack -
are doing.


Hi Frank,

I believe your points raised above were addressed and repeated many times
and archives are there, but just to retariate that;

1. The global community accepted in 2009 a softlanding policy which granted
AFRINIC just like other regions this last /8.

2. AFRINIC would not have had that last /8 if the  normal allocation rules
had continued to the end on IANA pool (need based and 1st come, 1st serve)

3. The last /8 which is a subject of the current softlanding policy and all
the proposals we've seen to amend it was meant for specific purposes.
Please read

4. Nobody, not even AFRINIC is locking  useful numbering resources as
allocations will continue as usual, folks are encouraged to adopt IPv6 and
provision is made for resource members to facilitate the transition.


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