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[rpd] Legacy addresses in Afrinic region
lee.howard at retevia.net
Fri Feb 15 15:09:02 UTC 2019
Thanks Andrew, and Mark Elkins who also told me I was missing
I'm doing further research to see if I can provide a more complete data
set to the community, and I both ask forgiveness for sending incomplete
data and thank those who are helping me improve the data set.
On 2/15/19 1:45 AM, Andrew Alston wrote:
> There is **WAY** more than that.
> You have a significant amount of space sitting in academia that came
> from ARIN and even pre-arin days.
> I am going to decline to comment on the exact ranges and asn’s since I
> believe it would not be polite to do so and will let the space owners
> speak for themselves – but I will say that in a previous job I was
> controlling the announcements for very close to a /12 worth of legacy
> space distributed amongst multiple blocks – and that wasn’t anywhere
> near all of it on the continent.
> A lot of this space came either from ARIN (or quite probably pre-dates
> even ARIN)
> *From:*Lee Howard <lee.howard at retevia.net>
> *Sent:* 14 February 2019 21:50
> *To:* AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List <rpd at afrinic.net>
> *Subject:* [rpd] Legacy addresses in Afrinic region
> It has seemed to me that there has been a lack of information in some
> of the policy debates. I finally got around to looking up how much
> legacy address space is in the Afrinic region.
> When Afrinic was founded, legacy address space was transferred to it
> from RIPE-NCC. I think address space from ARIN had already been
> transferred to RIPE-NCC before that, so the RIPE-Afrinic transfer was
> all of it, but I'm not completely certain, and if anyone else
> remembers better, please correct me.
> The list of legacy IPv4 addresses transferred is at
> <https://www.afrinic.net/services/220-erx-transfer> and also
> A total of 271,604 legacy IPv4 addresses was transferred.
> Within this series were three Class B blocks (/16s) currently
> registered to the European Space Agency, Sweden, and IDSC in Egypt.
> There was also one /17 currently registered to TE Data in Egypt.
> Distribution of the blocks:
> * Three Class Bs (/16s)
> * One /17
> * One /19
> * One /21
> * One block of six /24s
> * Seven blocks of five /24s
> * Four /22s
> * Eleven /23s
> * Forty-six /24s
> * One /26 (!?)
> Unless there were separate legacy block transfers from ARIN or APNIC,
> or other addresses have been re-registered into Afrinic since its
> founding, this is the total of legacy address space in the region.
> I hope this is useful information to the community.
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