About IPBCOP

When creating documentation for IT infrastructure it’s tough enough trying to figure out your current environment. Pre-existing documentation and templates can make this process much simpler.

The IP Best Current Operational Practice (IPBCOP) project will collect the best practices known within the operations community and capture those practices in a series of documents. These “living documents” are peer reviewed by technology experts who actually deploy and manage these environments. We believe the best documentation is when it is based on real-world implementations.

This is a community project and is open to all to participate and get involved. We welcome your participation and look forward to working together to build better documentation for the entire community.

Get Involved

There are three primary ways to get involved with the IP BCOP effort:

1. Join the mailing list where the discussion occurs.

2. Review the existing drafts.

3. Use the BCOP template to create a new draft to submit to the community.

We would, of course, also welcome you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and engage in the conversation there.

Ratified BCOPs

At the February 6, 2012, IPBCOP meeting at NANOG 54, the following documents were ratified as official Best Current Operational Practices:

Other documents exist in draft status and may be ratified in future meetings.

Drafts

At the current time, the following documents are in draft form and under discussion within the project:

We welcome any feedback you have on the drafts. Please join our mailing list to join the discussion.

October 23

New Version 0.6 of IPv6 Peering and Transit BCOP Draft

Chris Grundemann recently completed a new version 0.6 of the BCOP Draft on “IPv6 Peering and Transit.”  This draft was discussed at NANOG 56 in Dallas this week.  It is available for download in both Word and PDF and comments can be sent to the IPBCOP mailing list.

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