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.

February 03

Welcome to our new IPBCOP website!

If you’ve been a member of our mailing list for a while, you’ll know that we’ve been working on setting up a new web presence.  This site is now obviously live – and we welcome any comments you may have.  Please take a look around and let us know in the comments to this post if you have any suggestions for our site.  Thank you and we look forward to working with you all to build this project.

P.S. Are you following us on Twitter, liking our Facebook page or adding our Google+ page to a circle? If not, please consider doing so as that is another way we can stay in touch. Thanks!

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February 03

New drafts available for Development Process and IPv6 Subnetting

In advance of next week’s NANOG meeting, we’ve posted the most recent drafts of the BCOPs related to:

We definitely welcome your feedback to the mailing list on these documents.  Thanks!

P.S. If you are interested in creating a BCOP draft, our template is now available online.

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