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Re: Deja vu Again
On Wednesday 26 June 2002 05:00 am, Eliot Lear wrote:
> Here are some issues I think we need to explore from a configuration
> 1. Are we talking WSDL/SOAP/XML or something a bit less layered? A lot
> of the tools do SOAP/XML.
> 2. What's the security model? A little SSL with client-side
> certificates? SASL/TLS? How does that map to what people are doing
> today, which is Radius or TACACS+? How does it relate to USM?
> 3. What precisely *is* the access method? Is it HTTP? Is it BEEP? Is
> it both? Neither? HTTP has the nice property that any old browser will
> do the job. BEEP has the nice property that it's not HTTP ;-) and can
> be used in a P2P way. Shades of IPP and IMS arguments come to mind.
> Just some off-the-beat thoughts...
Good points and they are specific examples of the concern I raised about
how things like XML-RPC do not solve the problem. If one wishes to create
a new configuration/monitoring system, then a lot of work needs to be done.
On the other hand if one wanted to create an XML based flat file
represenation of configuration information, regardless of how one got it
to the box in the first place, or even if it is on the intended device,
then that would be something that I think has some real value.
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