[ppml] ARIN IP space in African countries...

Mury mury at goldengate.net
Wed Sep 24 14:04:20 EDT 2003

Is ARIN allocating IPs to African countries out of the same blocks?

For example, are the LIRs in Africa all getting IP space out of 208.X.X.X,
or is it scattered throughout all the space that ARIN is currently making
allocations out of?

If not, does it make sense to have ARIN set aside a block for those
allocations, so if/when AfriNIC is a reality those allocations can be
easily transferred?

I would think it would also be beneficial for filtering purposes.
Non-Afican entities could make the choice to aggregate that block and
push/pull any traffic bound for Africa to a certain path.

This would also ease worries about smaller allocations to African
countries that are insisting they need them.  Those worried about routing
tables could lump all those allocations into much larger blocks, if not
just one.



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