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Re: SNMP improvements

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 08:37:37PM -0700, Wes Hardaker wrote:
> We're now in a position where my roadmap presented in SF isn't
> happening (at we're at the case I depicted with a dead log lying on a
> car).  Some area directors have advised some working groups that they
> should consider carefully how they want to do network configuration
> and whether they should use SNMP, COPS, or any other existing common
> technology to do so.  This has lead to the belief that WGs should do
> their own thing till netconf gets to a deployable state.  In the mean
> time, that leaves us in a state of either doing many different
> WG-specific solutions rather than using generic reusable mechanisms,
> or work is tabled until such a time that a generic method (netconf)
> fully spins up.

I agree with your observations that WGs are kind of lost and wasting
time to discuss which horse they should bet on. I disagree, however,
that the ADs are a cause for all this - the problem is that the NM 
people did after many years still have not deliver a technology which 
addresses the requirements of the operators. Rather than pointing to 
the ADs, we should point to ourselves.


Juergen Schoenwaelder		    International University Bremen
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