ip address management

Cian Brennan cian.brennan at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Feb 4 03:38:17 CST 2010


On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 08:40:25AM +1030, Mark Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:15:30 +0100
> Phil Regnauld <regnauld at nsrc.org> wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> > 
> 
> 
> I think that if he didn't want commercial organisations to use his
> software, he shouldn't have chosen a licence that permits them to (the
> GPL according to the home page). If that's his attitude to possible
> future contributors and to IPv6, then it seems to me that iptrack has
> jumped the shark.
> 
It sounds far more like that's his attitude to those who keep annoying him
about supporting something he doesn't care about, without actually contributing
anything useful to the project.

> > > 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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