iphive – demo

i’ve got a demo instance of iphive running, so if you want to see how it works feel free to email me and i can get you access to try it out. the demo is using the latest version of the code as of 2011.4.4 and is using private address space for the example database.

the next version is being written to accommodate IPv6, and will also have better user-accounting facilities to better track the who-does-what aspect of inventory management. at that time i’ll also be upgrading to the newest version of the mite framework, which will unlock a whole slew of possible enhancements and improvements.

iphive – demo

iphive – about

iphive is an inventory management system for IPv4 addresses.

Consider a network with more than one /24 IP block present, and a need to divide that into smaller blocks for allocating to for arbitrary uses.  In our use case we will assume that you want to divide that /24 into /29 blocks.  Obviously being able to track which of those /29 blocks are in use and what they are being used for is helpful.  This system allows you to do this.

iphive uses a mysql database to keep track of the supernets, blocks, and addresses.  The web interface is based on the Mite web framework and also contains an auditing tool meant to be run directly on a command line.  The auditing tool uses SNMP queries against a user-defined set of routers to check for routes and confirm IP usage on a network and the blocks sizes actually used.

iphive – about