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Re: Anyone heard of INOC-DBA?
On 3-Feb-2006, at 15:59, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
With all due respect to the INOC-DBA project, which is actually somewhatI 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 contactYou 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 aAlthough 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.