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Re: Anyone heard of INOC-DBA?
From: Joe Abley <jabley () isc org>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:19:43 -0500
On 3-Feb-2006, at 15:59, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
With all due respect to the INOC-DBA project, which is actually
interesting (from a "I want to play with free IP phones too"
if nothing else), it isn't a workable solution to operational contacts
I think you are understating its usefulness, somewhat.
Whilst it's an uncontested fact that you can't hope to reach The
Right Person by dialling their ASN in all cases, I find it useful for
probably around one in five people that I need to call.
That's a pretty good strike rate, especially since if you *can* reach
someone through INOC-DBA, it's almost always the Right Person, and it
almost never involves an IVR.
And then of course there is that whole "using the IP network to
someone about an IP network issue" thing that doesn't seem terribly
You could also argue that trying to contact someone about a major
fibre cut using the PSTN is also doomed to failure, at least for some
fibre cuts. That's no reason to never try using the PSTN.
Not all problems with remote AS Y involve a complete inability to
exchange packets with AS Y.
Admittedly I haven't looked at the INOC-DBA stuff in a
while, there could have been some massive advancement that I'm not
of, but I suspect that the situation is still "more work needed".
phone systems, call centers, and engineers with cellphones, seems
to be a
much safer bet right now.
Although the provisioning system seems to be under active
development, and sometimes exhibits hiccups, the system as a whole is
fine. More people should try it.