maldwyn morris maldwynm at hotmail.com
Wed May 16 18:09:35 CEST 2001
Dave wrote: >Yup I´m subscribed too :) Nice to read you. >Personally I´d be very much in favour of NOT using perl6. Many users at >least for the next two years will >not wish to upgrade just for this tool. Also >unless we actually NEED perl6 there is little point, or ? > I believe Perl 6 will remain a concept not an interpreter for some time yet, so the point is moot. >With regards the structure of the tool... > >Looks good. A few thoughts of my own... > >One of the processes could be seen comprised of the following steps: > >1. Address request - from salesman or customer >2. Approval of request - RIR, LIR, LIR delegate, automatic, >3. Assignment of addresses - network engineer, mobile phone dept, whatever. >4. Registration - maybe automatic - local and RIR databases >5. Configuration - presently outside scope but maybe we should provide >hooks. > >I would like to see the tool maintain the independence between these steps >as >they could each be carried out by different people. Good point. >A text DB would be good, but maybe it requires a little >structure - for example separate tables for each /16. >This is what we use >presently. I think all four DBs can probably be text-based in a basic implementation, but it would be nice to have IPMT access them via a standard interface like DBI which would allow easy upgrading to real DBs when required. Text-based DBs means easy(er) debugging too. Cheers, Maldwyn _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.