[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-15: IPv4 Allocation Policy for the Africa Portion of the ARIN Region

Abdul Rehman Gani abdulg-lists at eastcoast.co.za
Tue Sep 23 16:28:36 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 17:16, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> - African ISP's have taken steps to preserve space, which is part of
>   the problem.
>   I think it's great that African ISP's have figured out how to use
>   NAT and other technologies to save space.  While I don't want to
>   advocate "wasting" space my first question would be if you're
>   going to renumber into your own portable block anyway why not get
>   rid of the NAT, which will also improve your customers connectivity?

We tackle this on a case-by-case basis. Most small to medium companies
or sohos internet requirements are not affected by NAT - therefore, to
save IP space we use NAT.

>   There are, after all, applications that do not work through NAT.
>   Would counting all those customers in a request justify enough
>   IP's to qualify under the current procedures?

We certainly would, quite easily.


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