IP Address Management IPAM software for small ISP

Thilo Bangert thilo.bangert at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 09:30:02 UTC 2012

On Thursday 20 December 2012 09:11:43 Saku Ytti wrote:
> On (2012-12-20 03:24 +0000), Blake Pfankuch wrote:
> > I actually was doing research on this today as well.  Anyone have any
> > experience with the solutions that implement VLAN management as well like
> > Gestioip?
> I'm not remotely interested in externally developed software for this
> problem. 

what do you mean. i'd be fine with an opensource project providing this.

> But it's fair question. Generally this tool should not be IP or
> VLAN based but generic resource reservation tool, IP, VLAN, RD, RT,
> VPLS-ID, site-id, pseudowireID what have you.
> For me, humans would not do much directly with the tool. They'd give it
> large chunk of resource. Then maybe mine it to pools like 'coreLink',
> 'coreLoop', 'custLink', 'custLAN' etc.
> Then in your provisioning tools, you'd request resource from specific pool
> via restful API. Humand would never manually write RD/RT/IP/VLAN in the
> tool or in the configs. And this type of system is vastly simpler than the
> IPAMs I see listed, once you get rid of all the UI candy, it gets rather
> easy problem to solve.

this is a pretty accurate description of our requirements, as well. off the 
top of my head we'd also manage phone numbers, key ids, and key box ids, with 
it, but that would almost be a minor detail. ;-)

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