What is NorthStar
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NorthStar is a system to help track and allocate blocks in an IP Network. My company (Preferred Communications Inc.) currently uses this system to track and maintain all of it's IP Allocation and to some extent tracking things such as Out-of-band access ports, Remote Power Control ports, DNS information and other information that can be related to a specific device. NorthStar was written in Perl and should be fairly portable to most platforms.
This section has listings of software contributed by users of NorthStar. Direct support for them is not provided, however, mailing the list will probably yield some results.
This development roadmap serves as a guide and approximate timeline that I would like to adhere to regarding NorthStar development. As always delay's do occur and not all features will get into a release, but my goal is to try and stick to this plan as close as possible. The row highlighted green is where active project development is going on right now, rows marked yellow are released versions. The expected release date is an estimate and may change according to the actual development progress. Goals that are marked with a '*' have been added since the original set of goals for that release were set.
|Version||Expected Release||Actual Release||Goals|
* Automatic Allocation Wizard
Audit Log Searching
Get rid of Net::IP
Netblock Allocation Status (allocated,unallocated,blocked) Support
- Bug Fixes
- Merge Addresses into the Networks table (a single IP is really just a /32 network)
- Usability Fixes (bypass template/view select screens if only one template or view exists)
- Add support to move subnets up the tree when deleting it's parent
- Block Priorities (allow one block to have a higher priority than an other to assist the Alloc Wizard in finding the correct block)
- Java Network Viewer
- NorthStar API
- Module specifications
- Whois Server
- Import Abilities
- CGI.pm v3.x support
- Send your feature requests!!!!
Well.. all about me.. first my name is Hitesh Patel aka BrownKid. I am an computer engineering student and currently work for Preferred Communications Inc. You can email me at email@example.com and if you use PGP my key is located here. If you use this software please help out a poor college student by sending money, beer, cigars, electronics parts, books, cd's & dvd's, Mountain Dew, postcards, Craftsman tools, Hot Sauce, or anything else that might help. If you want more information about me email me..
You can access a demonstration setup of the NorthStar system by clicking the URL below. When prompted for a username and password use the username "admin" and the password "test". This user has full access to create, modify, and delete any object so please be careful and don't break it ;-)
Ok, here is some eye candy.
NOTE: These screenshots are from version 1.5
Please note that version with a YELLOW background are development versions, while versions with a GREEN background are stabel versions.
|1.65 **Development Version**||[tar/gz][tar/bz2]||
Please read the README file in the distribution file for installation and other pertinent information. See the "Support" section if you have questions
Currently all support is handled by me in my free time. I do not get paid to work on this software so it does not always take priority to my other activities (school, my real job, weekends). Support is available by subscribing to the Mailing List. If you require full time support please contact me about a support package.
If you find bugs please file a bug report with Bugzilla and be sure to include any error logs and what you were doing. Bugs will be fixed ASAP with security related bugs given the highest priority. If you have a patch please send it in context diff format to the above address. if you use PGP my key is here