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Advanced IP Provisioning Manager (AIPM)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125362D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 5 Issue 6A (2005-06-20)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

The Advanced IP Provisioning Manager (AIPM) will allow data service providers (ILEC (1), CLEC (2), IXC (3), ISP (4), NSP (5) as well as large private network managers) an intuitive and dynamic tool to maintain their IPv4 (6) public and private addressing space. Since the evolution of the Internet IP Addressing, Address space has become a commodity and with the high demand that has been placed on high-speed data connections in recent years IP Addressing space has become invaluable. Countless man-hours and dedicated to ICP/IP (7) addressing by Network Administrators and engineers. A customer will input the name of their organization, public addressing space and private addressing space in the tool (i.e. Customer XYZ 200.100.0.0 255.255.0.0 or /16; Internal 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 or /8). This becomes the range or multiple ranges of contiguous or non-contiguous IP Addressing space to be managed. From that pint AIPM uses an SNMP (8) based auto-discovery method to determine every sub-network to update its database of every Layer 3 addresses (9) within the entire addressing space. After initial discovery, this feature will be programmable to retrieve updates during non-peak hours. After discovery has been completed on existing devices a table is generated to include each address block. For example it may discover a subtended 4-block between two routers and a field in the table populated with 200.100.1.0 with a 255.255.255.252 subnet mask would appear. Additionally all blocks will be able to be sorted in different ways (i.e. geographically, contiguously in the addressing space which will be default or by sub-network size like /16, /17, /18.../32). The administrator of the network will then identify smaller size blocks of addresses that are to be sub-netted from and assign them to geographic locations per their existing network design and infrastructure.

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For the purpose of ATIN justifications the Ping Scan utility will generate usage reports and graphs based upon sub-network blocks, responses to the ICMP (15) request (utilization) and calculate the rate at which public IP Addresses are assigned based on day, week, month and year. For example a

IXC (3), ISP (4), NSP (5) as well as large private network managers) an intuitive and maintain their IPv4 (6) public and private addressing space.

Since the evolution of the Internet IP Addressing, Address space has become a comm the high demand that has been placed on high-speed data connections in recent years IP Addre space has become invaluable. Countless man-hours and dedicated to ICP/IP (7) addre Network Administrators and engineers.

A customer will input the name of their organization, public addressing space and priv space in the tool (i.e. Customer XYZ 200.100.0.0 255.255.0.0 or /16; Internal 10.0.0.0 This becomes the range or multiple ranges of contiguous or non-contiguous IP Add be managed. From that pint AIPM uses an SNMP (8) based auto-discovery method every sub-network to update its database of every Layer 3 addresses (9) within the e space. After initial discovery, this feature will be programmable to retrieve updates dur hours. After discovery has been completed on existing devices a table is generated address block. For example it may discover a subtended 4-block between two routers a the table populated with 200.100.1.0 with a 255.255.255.252 subnet mask would appe all blocks will be able to be sorted in different ways (i.e. geographically, contiguously space which will be default or by sub-network size like /16, /17, /18.../32). The admin network will then identi...