ip address management

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed Feb 3 15:58:03 UTC 2010

Phil Regnauld 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".

That's a somewhat shallow reading of the motivation for contributing
resources to another project in any event... There wasn't a lot of
canned address mangement software when I started supporting v6 in a
campus environment 10 years ago either. mysql isn't that hard and
neither are spreadsheets embedded in wikis. the important part is the
business process where the records in the address management system
remain congruent with what's represented in the address mangement system.

I don't think (although I could be wrong) that most of our organizations
are so deliberately helpless that we need a shrinkwrap software package
made specifically for the purpose to track foo resource.

Having cut my teeth in technical support in era when pc based RDBMSes
took over the world, much less technical people then us manage to track
employee hours, video rental inventories, beauty supplies, grades etc
quite successfully.

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