ip address management

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Wed Feb 3 16:10:25 CST 2010


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.

> > 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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