Frequently Asked Questions - NetReg

Can I self-register Fixed IP address assignments?

Department and Group Security Contact roles can register devices for Fixed IP address assignment – where a device always gets the same IP on its primary subnet, but a Dynamic IP on any other subnet – provided that the contact role has a registered subnet, with available IP address space, and a registered subdomain.

For details about registering devices for Fixed IP address assignment, please review the "Register Devices" page in the NetReg documentation.

I've received an "IP address to transfer" message. Can you explain what it means and what I need to do.

You've received the message because Netreg has encountered a mismatch between the security contact that claimed an IP address (individually or by subnet) and the security contact that registered a subdomain.

(Note: In Netreg the assignment of a subdomain enables the transfer of IP address responsibility to the right party, but does not assign security contact responsibility).

What are Group Contact Roles used for?

A Group Contact Role (GCR) is created by a Department Contact Role (DCR) when a separation of responsibilities is needed.  Each DCR will have an org node set, and the GCR will be associated to the department via its parent, the DCR.

What are Service Provider Contact Roles and how do they work?

Service Provider Contact Roles (CRs) are a special purpose contact role.  As a service provider, they don't have registered network assets, but they are flagged within NetReg as providing support for another CR.  For example, the Service Provider CR might register devices for the Client CR.  Service Provider CRs have "device-based" privileges with the Client CR; they can create, edit and delete devices from the Client CR.

Does the application support DHCP registration?

DHCP registration was added to NetReg in Oct 2015.  For instructions on how to use NetReg to register devices for use with the Campus DHCP Service, please visit the "Register Devices" page in the NetReg documentation.

Can I self-register Dynamic DNS hostnames?

Yes.  Security Contacts can assign a Dynamic DNS (DDNS) hostname to a device when using Dynamic IP addressing (DDNS is not available for devices registered with a Fixed IP address assignment).  Please review the "Register Devices" page in the NetReg documentation for details.

Note:  Dynamic DNS hostnames will be reviewed by the campus hostmaster and changed if inappropriate.

What are 'read/write' vs. 'read-only' privileges for members in a contact role?

A member of a contact role can be 'read-only' within the contact role, which means he or she cannot edit anything. A 'read-write' member on the other hand, can approve or deny requests, make additions and edits to the contact role itself or any registered network assets.

How are security notices routed?

Security notices are routed based upon the most specific registration information available in NetReg.

For example, if an IP address has a registered security contact, the security notice is sent to that contact. If there is no specific IP address registration then the notice is sent to the security contact that claimed the subnet. Notices will also be sent to:

•    the registrant contact role's service provider if any
•    its departmental / parent contact role if any,
•    and any contact roles that have 'CC CR' status for the IP address