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Re: IP allocations...

  • From: Joshua Goodall
  • Date: Sat Nov 03 19:50:22 2001

On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 07:24:29AM -0500, Rich Sena wrote:

> What is everyone using for subdelegating IPv4 space internally - looking
> for an *ease of use* tool - something that would require low maintenance
> and can be delegated to entry-level NOC staff...

The RIPE LIR wg discussed the development of such a tool some months
back (+ at a recent tools BoF + on the RIPE ipmt-dev mailing list)
and silence since, until the following recent post:

On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 10:41:51AM -0700, David R Huberman wrote:
> Hello,
> As discussed last month on this list, Global Crossing uses a powerful
> suite of tools, called IPdb, to manage its address space, address space
> assignments, and RIR requirements for both IPv4 and IPv6.
> Version 1.0 of FreeIPdb will be released next week as open source.
> I will post all the pertinent details in the coming days.
> /david

I would be cautious about handing your address-space management to
entry-level staff.  It is more than a trivial bookkeeping function.
Institute an auditing/sanity-check process.

There's always QIP ($), if that suits your needs.