ip address management

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Wed Feb 3 08:41:19 CST 2010


On 03/02/2010 12:51, Andy Davidson wrote:
> It looks like the lack of ipv6 support in ipplan is partly due to the
> maintainer not wanting to support it, so we might be tempted to (if the
> license permits) fork the project and hack in support.

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.

q.v. http://iptrack.sourceforge.net/doku.php?id=faq

I guess we're all entitled to our opinions.

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.

Nick




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