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Re: Q: IP Space Management Software

  • From: Ron Johnson
  • Date: Thu Mar 12 23:30:49 1998

I use Excel as well to maintain IP space. 
Yes, I take a ton-O-Dogging from the MS basher crowd. 
But, I have yet to see a computer program able to completely allocate IP space 
with out leaving huge holes in blocks.

I wonder... ARIN obviously has the largest chunk of space to manage.
how are they doing it?

Oh, and a side note for the database flag bearers. 
Databases, don't help much, as they tend to hide the view. Allocation of IP 
space is akin to creation of jigsaw puzzles, that you received completed 
intact and must cut to pieces and reassemble to look like the original with a 
little loss as possible. Databases are great methods to make allocation 
information available to others for digestion. But do little to aid in the 
allocation process, like helping determine what size block is available for 
specific customer.

So, it's Excel..... Indefinitely.... sigh.... 

> At 03:16 PM 3/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >Are any of you using software that you would recommend for large-scale
> >management of IP space across AS', subnets from /16 to /32,
> >differentiating IP blocks from IP hosts?
> >
> >Would love to hear from you if you do!
> >
> >Mike.
> Excel !...hehe, I would (obviously) also love to hear if somebody is using
> something better, that is commercially available.  I would worry about the
> program's ability to handle VLSM.
> Brantley


Ron Johnson 
Strange, but true.....

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