ip address management

Phil Regnauld regnauld at nsrc.org
Wed Feb 3 09:15:30 CST 2010


Nick Hilliard (nick) writes:
> 
> There is a FAQ entry for ipv6 support in ipplan:
> 
> > One feature request that comes up from time to time is IPv6. Adding IPv6
> > support will require major effort but has such a limited audience.
> > Ironically the only people that ever requested IPv6 support are either
> > from Telcos, ISP?s or government departments, yet they are never
> > interested in contributing resources! I deam them parasites of the Open
> > Source world - leaching off the good will and effort of the Open Source
> > community, yet give nothing in return.

	Shame.  And "deam" is "deem".

> q.v. http://iptrack.sourceforge.net/doku.php?id=faq
> 
> I guess we're all entitled to our opinions.

	Yeah, sad.

> The data model used in ipplan is to enumerate all IP addresses in the
> working ranges.  This works fine for ipv4, but obviously breaks horribly
> for ipv6.  Political considerations aside, I suspect that this is at least
> some of the reason that ipplan doesn't support it.

	It would indeed require a very large screen and lots of memory :)

	Cheers,
	Phil




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