1. Introduction

IPplan is a web based, multilingual, IP address management and tracking tool based on php 4, simplifying the administration of your IP address space. IPplan can handle a single network or cater for multiple networks with overlapping address space.

Current functionality includes

Two authentication methods are available - either IPplan's own internal authentication scheme, or alternatively make use of any external Apache authentication module. This includes single sign on systems like SiteMinder or your own scheme based on LDAP, or any other Apache compatible system.

1.1. Copyright Information

This document is copyrighted (c) 2002 Richard E and is distributed under the terms of the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) license, stated below.

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1.2. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this documents can be accepted. Use the concepts, examples and other content at your own risk. As this is a new edition of this document, there may be errors and inaccuracies, that may of course be damaging to your system. Proceed with caution, and although this is highly unlikely, the author(s) do not take any responsibility for that.

All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.


It is strongly recommended to make a backup of your system before major installation or upgrades and to backup at regular intervals.

1.3. New Versions

See the CHANGELOG file for more information.

1.4. Credits

Thanks to ValueHunt Inc. for the use of their layout class used for rendering all HTML pages.

Thanks to AdoDB for the use of their generic database abstraction class.

Thanks to Vex for their Visual Editor for XML used to generate the IPplan documentation.

Thanks to The PHP Layers Menu System for their menu system.

1.5. Feedback

Feedback is most certainly welcome for this document. Without your submissions and input, this document wouldn't exist. Please send your additions, comments and criticisms to the following email address : .

1.6. Translations

See the INSTALL and TRANSLATIONS files on how to enable multilingual support and how to do a translation to your own language. Doing a translation does not require any programming experience. Current languages supported are English, Bulgarian, French - Auto Translation, German - Auto Translation, Italian - Auto Translation, Norwegian - Auto Translation, Portuguese - Auto Translation and Spanish - Auto Translation.

Nickola Kolev for the Bulgarian translation - nikky at mnet.bg.

Conrado Pinto Rebessi for the Brazillian translation - conradopinto at yahoo.com.br

Tadashi Jokagi for the Japanese transalation - elf2000 at users.sourceforge.net

Vladimir Leshchenko for the Russian translation - worker at smtn.stavropol.ru