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Deja vu Again
I just finished trying to read through the archive.....
And I see the same stuff that is over 14 years old being
The cycle goes....
1) Network management is hard
2) The current protocols don't do the job
3) Lets create a new protocol (and schema) to solve a particular
problem (and maybe lets change terminology and use words
from other areas of computing that people are familiar with)
4) Problem solved, and was easy, so lets solve another problem
5) Ooops, new protocol and schema doesn't really work too well
on these different types of problems
6) goto step 1
I and others would like to see this cycle broken. Does using XML-based
techniques really make a difference? Is part of reason for XML
the old TEXT-based versus BINARY-based application protocol religious
argument? There is no need to fight that battle again.
XML encoding of data specified in existing MIB modules is just a tax
with no added value.
Defining operations differently than that SNMP operations affects
the schema. Operations and schema go hand in hand.
Someone, please briefly describe the core motivation for this new
/david t. perkins
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