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The portal can be found here:
The portal can be found here:
The main problem we face is how to ensure the data we have is accurate and up to date.
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new portal is our answer to that problem : folks register and are allocated an IP or subnet of IP's that they are responsible for. The system doesn't then just let them get on with it - the system is designed to actively ensure that each allocation is still being used, the person must login to the portal on a regular basis, or if they do not, an email will be sent automatically to them asking them to confirm their continued use of the IP(s). If no response is received from the emailed request, two further attempts are made to contact the person, after which the system places their allocation in a de-activated state. The person is able to login and re-activate the allocation for a certain time after de-activation, beyond that time period the allocation will be deleted from the database - thus keeping it all as up to date as is possible.
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Some manual intervention is encouraged, for example all reminder emails and de-activation emails are cc'd to the co-ordinator responsible for the next higher subnet, so they could attempt a more manual approach to remind the person to login - this is to be encouraged as sometimes emails (especially automated ones) can be blocked in spam folders etc.
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Latest revision as of 18:24, 16 August 2023
We have developed a Portal that allows users of the AMPRNet address space to manage their allocations, configure gateway information and manage their entries in the ampr.org domain. The portal can be found here:
If you are looking to get an IP assignment within AMPRNet please register on the portal and place your request.
The main problem ARDC have is how to ensure the data we have is accurate and up to date.
With commercial services, it is easy to ascertain if the client does not want the services provided anymore, because they stop paying the invoices! With ARDC it is a little more difficult: members often lose interest and drift away to other amateur radio topics, or to other hobbies altogether. In the worst case scenario, members occasionally go SK. In either scenario, we are typically not advised that the member no longer requires the resources we have provided. So the method we use to gain this information is to require you to login to the Portal on a regular basis.
The Portal sends out a friendly reminder via email if you have not logged in for at least 6 months. Another reminder is sent out after 9 months of inactivity, a final notification of removal is sent out after 12 months of inactivity.
So you only need to login once every 12 months to avoid your account being removed, or once every 6 months to avoid the reminder emails. ARDC feel this is not too onerous and is a reasonable balance between keeping our records up to date and your time.
The Portal has an associated API