An update on the AfriNIC situation

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at
Mon Aug 30 18:18:55 UTC 2021

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 2:35 PM Sabri Berisha <sabri at> wrote:
> ----- On Aug 30, 2021, at 6:29 AM, Rubens Kuhl rubensk at wrote:
> > And that's why carpet bombing those IP blocks might be needed so the next
> entity that ends up with those IP addresses long after CI has gone into
> oblivion will have its engineers debug odd routing issues for years. We all
> know that people regularly fail to update their manually entered filters on
> at least a few of their routers.

We already have IP blocks with so much "background radiation" that
RIRs prefer not allocating them, or only allocating them to people
with distributed traffic handling capacity, like 1.1.1.x. But the less
of those there are, the better.

> The learned people on this list do not strike me as the kind of person to
> go out and engage in vigilante justice if a court decides against them. The
> very fabric of our civilized society depends on us resolving our conflicts
> in court, not out on the (virtual) streets. You may disagree with a ruling
> but I implore you to respect it.

As previously mentioned, this is about something that doesn't involve
a court ruling, at least not yet, but a seizure request made by the
party to attack the sustainability of the RIR. Rulings that people
disagree have their own way inside the court system to be dealt with.


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