Software or PHP/PERL scripts for simple network management?

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at
Wed Jun 20 14:54:34 UTC 2007

david raistrick wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 alex at wrote:
>> information (i.e. source of all data). Canonical data is in
>> routing/forwarding tables on routers/switches. That's the operational
>> reality.
>> The amount of data that you need to track IP allocations just doesn't
>> fit
>> well into DNS - there's no place to store customer id/service id, the
>> length of allocation (is this IP part of a /28? /29?), etc. So you'll
>> have
>> to have "canonical data" somewhere else anyway.
> You've never used comments in your dns?  I have yet to figure out how
> to insert a comment into my routing tables that tells me what a
> routing entry is for, 
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