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Re: two new possible features

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On Friday 17 May 2002 08:43 am, Giaretta Gerardo wrote:
> Hi Hitesh, Hi Adam!
> > Hi list!
> >
> > Two simple ideas
> >
> > 1) it could be nice that NorthStar gives to users some statistical
> > results about its database. I guess: % of space assigned, aggregation
> > degree (% /24 or /23 etc), % of user A's space etc... What do you
> > think about that? May be using also HD Ratio (see RFC 3194)...I dont'
> > think this is too hard-coding and I think users would be glad to get
> > somestatistical analisys about their address...
> >

This is on the drawing boards... will keep everyone updated as to the progress 
of it once someone starts working on it...

> > 2) [maybe more difficult and less interesting] may be simetimes it
> > would be useful having the possibility to print in textual mode some
> > database information. So a module that reads the information in the
> > database and put them in a well formatted  text could be useful....

The whois server will do a lot of this.. maybe some command line tools can be 
derived from that to get the info from NorthStar and output it.. 
> >
> > Comments?
> >
> > Gerardo
> >
> > PS: I have really no time, but I'd really like get in the code and
> > develop some contributions... The problem is I'm not a Perl expert
> > developper.... May be in the future....hope near..;-)

Not a perl expert.. well s*%$ ;-)  Try out www.perldoc.com and get a copy of 
the Camel book.  I think that site is currently at the top of my most visited 

It would be nice if there was a way to integrate support for other languages.. 
but this is something I will leave for the Perl gods for now!!

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